CHARLESTON -- Edgar Calvin Marshall Jr., age 88, peacefully passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at his home in Charleston.
He was born Sept. 4, 1923, at 906 East Commercial Street in Charleston, to the late Edgar Calvin Marshall Sr. and Mary Alice Thompson Marshall. He lived all his life in Mississippi County where he was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. He served many years on the board of Levee District Number Three and was instrumental along with Hunter Raffety in the formation of Consolidated Drainage District. He was an initial member of the board of directors of Citizens Bank in Charleston and was active for many years in that capacity. After graduating from Charleston High School, he attended The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and continued his education at the University of Missouri where he was a Sigma Chi. Ed left college to serve in the United States Army. After serving his country, Ed returned home to the family farm where he was blessed with success performing work he loved.
On April 29, 1950, he married Jacqueline Webb Graham of Paducah, Ky., who survives of the home.
He is also survived by: four daughters and three sons, Mary T. and Keith Whitehead of Charleston, Sarah and Ed Hines of Brewton, Ala., Edgar C. Marshall III of Charleston, Lucia and Don Hillenmeyer of Franklin, Tenn., Madeline and Dr. Bill Haynie of Shreveport, La., James and Denise Marshall of Cape Girardeau and Karl Marshall of Charleston.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, Graham Whitehead of Hattiesburg, Miss., Mary T. (Whitehead) Pelczynski of Jackson, Tenn., Jacqueline (Whitehead) Willoughby of Charleston, Rabb Whitehead of Astoria, N.Y., Edward Hines Jr. of Brewton, Ala., Edgar C. Marshall IV of Madison, Miss., Katherine (Marshall) Brown of Boca Raton, Fla., Lauren (Marshall) Taylor of Huntsville, Ala., Aden Marshall of Charleston, Laura (Carter) Simpson of Broken Arrow, Okla., Madeline (Carter) Carter of Franklin, Tenn., Brown Haynie of Shreveport, La., Frances (Haynie) Dugan of Nashville, Sarah (Haynie) McIntosh of Austin, Texas, Will Haynie of Nashville, Rebecca Haynie of Baton Rouge, Webb Marshall, Caroline Marshall and Emma Marshall all of Cape Girardeau., and Blake Marshall and Kate Marshall both of Carrollton, Ga.
Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Virginia Marshall Pollock and Evelyn Louise Marshall, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. today at the family home, 308 E. Commercial Street in Charleston. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Charleston. Pastor Dan Faust will officiate.
Graveside service will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: Joe Carter, Charlie Holley, Mark Dugan, Jim Burke, Emmett Burke, Jamie Pollock, Monroe Black, Jim Cullison and Jim Thurmond, Jr.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.
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may be made to:
St. Jude Children's
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Charleston United Methodist Church
1700 East Marshall Street
Charleston, MO 63834