Marshall W. Pile Jr., 75, of Albany, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Albany.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Roberson-Polley Chapel in Albany. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the chapel. Friends may call after noon Friday, also at the chapel. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Albany, with military rites at graveside. Memorials are suggested to GCARC or the University of Missouri Agricultural Scholarship in care of Roberson-Polley Chapel in Albany.
Born June 13, 1928, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Marshall Wilcox Pile Sr. and Mary North Pile. On Nov. 10, 1951, he married Mary Frances Doolin, who survives of the home. He was a Korean Marine veteran and a member of the Marine Corp League. He moved to Gentry County in 1956 and was a farmer and member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. At the time of his death, he had been serving as Gentry County presiding commissioner, serving the county since 1986. He was past president of the Missouri Association of Counties and was instrumental in organizing the Missouri Association of Counties Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund for Missouri counties. He was a charter member of that board of directors. He was a member of, and Supreme Court appointment to, the Judicial Finance Commission and a member of the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee. He served the city of Albany as an alderman from 1960 to 1963 and 1981 to 1985, then as mayor from 1985 to 1986. He was active on the Community Services board, Hundley-Whaley board, Tri-County health board and was GCARC board president, president of Kappa Alpha fraternity and a longtime member of Albany Rotary Club.
Additional survivors include one son, Jeff Pile of Albany; three daughters, Jan Moldenhauer, Anne Hogue and Peggy Hastings, all of Albany; one sister, Peggy Pelot of San Diego, Calif.; and six grandchildren.