Howard W. Schoby, 76, of Marshall, formerly of Bunceton, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Wayne Doolin will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall with military rites. Pallbearers will be James M. Hazell Jr., Carl L. Johnson, James R. Johnson, David Huecker, Don Marriott and Gordon Waibel. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com
Born Jan. 31, 1931, in Lemmon, S.D., he was the son of the late Howard M. Schoby and M. Vivian Lowe Schoby. On June 3, 1999, in Marshall, he married Grace W. Johnson Brayman, who survives of the home. He worked on a dairy farm in the state of California and was a dairy farmer in Iowa and Missouri. He worked for a Case machinery dealer in Columbia, and then was a Case dealer in Latham. He was an over-the-road truck driver for a number of years and delivered mobile homes across the country. He helped build and was co-owner of the first mechanical sled in the area for tractor pulls and owned the Golden Eagle Tractor earning numerous wins in Missouri and Kansas. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving from 1952 to 1955, then served in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1960. He loved gardening.
Additional survivors include one son, Jeffrey Schoby of Columbia; two sisters, Donna Robinson of Jefferson City and Phyllis Crank of Farmers Branch, Texas; one brother, Dennis Schoby of California; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Schoby of Albuquerque, N.M.; his extended family, Roger and Beverly Brayman of Marshall; grandchildren, Alex and Kirby Brayman; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, David Schoby.
Additional information provided per family recompense.