Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Rev. Vernon Maxted and Rev. Wayne Doolin will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the Saline County Democrat Club or Marshall Senior Center.
Born Jan. 30, 1940, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Marshall and Maud Holmes Marshall Knutz, who survives of Marshall. On Aug. 23, 1969, he married Mary Susan Miller, who survives of the home. He was raised in Marshall, where he spent most of his life, and was a 1958 graduate of Marshall High School and a lifetime member of First Baptist Church. He attended University of Missouri-Rolla, Missouri Valley College and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, where he received a bachelor of science degree in speech and public relations in 1969 and a teaching degree in 1972. He had taught in Cole Camp, Slater and Sweet Springs as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Missouri Valley College. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965 and was a member of American Legion Post 191 in Marshall. He was elected to serve as state representative for the 26th District in the Missouri House of Representatives in 1984 and served six consecutive terms. He served on the Marshall City Council from 1976 to 1983, was elected mayor pro tem in 1983 and was again elected to the City Council after serving as state representative. He was involved in many organizations including the Saline County Democrat Club, Lafayette County Democrat Club, Jefferson Women's Democrat Club, Marshall Writers Guild, Saline County Retired Teachers Association, Marshall Band Booster Club, Marshall Owls Booster Club and Pennytown board. He served on the boards of the Marshall Senior Center and District III Area Agency on Aging and he was currently president pro tem of the Missouri Silver Haired Legislature. He was also an avid S-gauge model train collecting enthusiast.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Katie Schisler and husband Steve of Bowling Green and Meg Marshall of Sedalia; one son, Richard Marshall of the home; one sister, Norvalee Kolar of Wichita, Kan.; two aunts, Nancy Marshall of Marshall and Dorothy Marshall of Slater; and several nieces and nephews.
Additional information provided per family recompense.