Raymond Marshall

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Raymond Marshall was born May 27, 1928, to Dillard and Annie Mae Marshall in Joiner. He traveled the world as a truck driver for over 70 years with a trade and hobby of small engine repairman until retirement. We will miss the wisdom and jokes that he always gave us. He will be greatly missed.

Raymond entered eternal rest Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Great River Medical Center at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Annie Mae Marshall; brothers, Elisha Marshall, Dillard Marshall, Robert Marshall and Otis Gray; sisters, Earnestine Collins and Charlie Mae McFarland; sons, Raymond Marshall Jr., Carl Marshall and Roy-Lee Marshall; and daughter, Cookie Marshall.

He leaves to cherish his memories of his beloved and faithful wife of 55 years,Vera Lee Marshall of the home; two sons, Bobby Chalk of Los Angeles, Calif., and Larry (Juliet) Cole of Augusta, Ga.; two daughters, Charlie Mae (Beenie) Banks of Blytheville and Freddie Mae (Jerry) Thomas of Clarksville, Tenn.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A visitation service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at New Mt. Olive Church from 1-2 p.m. and funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with pastor Douglas Echols officiating. The burial ceremony will be at Memory Garden in Blytheville. Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville will conduct services.