Sunday, September 6, 2009

Gary J. Marshall

I just remembered that I had not actually seen my uncle's obituary, so I went to the News-Leader's website and looked it up. I wanted to share it because I think it is so beautiful.
Gary J. Marshall

Gary J. Marshall, 47, Springfield, Mo., passed away on August 27, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Jeanetta Marshall; his children, Amy Raunborg and husband, Charles, Angela Thiele and husband, Easton, Amber Marshall and fiancé, Jonathan Holmes, Andrew and Noah Marshall; his father, Melvin Marshall; mother Marilyn and step-father, Tom Vaughn; sister Cheryl and brother-in-law, Kenneth Giddens; Bill Marshall; Lori and Bruce Williamson; and a host of nieces and nephews. One thing that made Gary very proud, was that he worked with his brother-in-law, Kenneth, at Ozark News for 30 years. Gary developed many friendships at work, but that was also the place that he found the love of his life, Jay. His favorite hobby was golfing with his dad and making great friendships with his fellow golfers. Gary's passion for music was seen through his and his son's love of guitars. He wanted to travel the world with his wife and take his children on vacations. Now, in heaven, he sees all. Gary's cancer diagnosis was sudden and devastating. But he felt so blessed to have had the time to share with his family before he went with the Lord. Services will be held on Monday, August 31, at 3 p.m., in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to say a few words may do so at the end of the service.
The service was BEAUTIFUL! It was just what Uncle Gary would have wanted. Scott Watson, you are an amazing man and did such a wonderful job with the service. My favorite part was at the end when we all stood and cheered. Sounds crazy? It wasn't. In the words of Pastor Scott, "Gary went out like a true champion." I think a standing ovation was definitely in order.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi Chrissy, I'm Jessica's sister....I think your uncle golfed out at Springfield Golf and Country Club. I'm the girl's golf coach in Rogersville and we practice out there everyday. Thursday night is men's league and the first Thursday after he passed they had a moment of silence in his honor before they played. It was a really neat moment to watch everyone on the golf course come to a complete stand-still out of respect for your uncle. Just thought I'd let you know that. :)