Joseph Emerson Marshall
February 16, 1923 – October 15, 2018
Joseph Emerson Marshall, also known as “Dink”, passed peacefully at Boone Hospital on Monday, Oct. 15. Emerson was born Feb. 16, 1923 in Callaway County. He was the son of Carl Crittenton Marshall and Lillie V. Ridge Marshall. He wed Margaret E (Tillie) Fourt on Oct. 5, 1946 On Saturday, Oct. 27, friends and family will be received for visitation at Debo Funeral Home from 10-11 a.m. A memorial celebration begins at 11 a.m. Emerson’s sense of humor and engaging manner made all who met him feel important. He left a positive impact upon the lives of those who knew him. He was loved and respected by friends and family. He is survived by his eldest daughter, Vicki (Wayne) Ward of Columbia, brother, Carl William of Lebanon, IN, grandson Matthew Craig of Chattanooga, TN, two biological great-grandchildren, two step-grandsons and eight step-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife (Tillie), daughter Suzanne Staggs, sisters Francis and Lois, as well as half-brother Harold and brothers Walter and Eddie. In lieu of flowers, Emerson would want you to demonstrate love to your family and, if possible, donate to help a fitting organization of your choice.
- Carl C. Marshall, Father
- Lillie V. Marshall, Mother
- Margaret Tillie Marshall, Wife
- Vicki Ward, Daughter
- Suzanne Staggs, Daughter
- Carl William Marshall, Brother
He is also survived by his grandson Matthew Craig of Chattanooga, TN, two biological great-grandchildren, two step-grandsons and eight step-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were his sisters Francis and Lois, as well as half-brother Harold and brothers Walter and Eddie.
- Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 27, 2018