Emmitt Gordon Marshburn

March 20, 1935June 18, 2013

Emmitt Gordon Marshburn, 78, of Richlands died June 18, 2013 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at Bible Church Ministries with Reverend Eric Jones officiating.

Mr. Marshburn was a fireman and retired in 1995, after twenty nine years of service with the Jacksonville, Fire Department. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Bible Church Ministries.

He is survived by his Wife, Joyce Marshburn, Daughter, Brenda Petrey and husband Ron of Lawrenceville, Ga., Brother, Merwin Marshburn, and Sister, Velma Valley both of Richlands. Three Grandchildren and Four Great Granchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service on Friday at the church. Condolences may be made at .

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands.


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Bill Marshburn

June 26, 2013

Uncle Gordon and brother Fire Fighter When we left the fire house God was with us. Now you are with him. Oh by the way thanks for the cypress swamp snake hunt when I was little. It's still in my mind at 65. Give Reubin a big hug.

June 24, 2013

Gordon was a very good friend, who just happened to be my Father-in-law. You will be missed and always in our hearts.

Shelby Taylor-Parr

June 21, 2013

I can still see this gentle man visiting his wife, Joyce, at Premier Nursing Facilities, knowing she was probably not aware that he was there. However, his words were, "But I know I am here." That was such a sweet testimony for his devotion to her. He was one of the good guys. Shelby Taylor Parr

June 21, 2013

I can still see this gentle man visiting his wife, Joyce, at Premier - knowing she was not aware he was there. His words, however, were "But I know I'm here." That was such a sweet testimony to his devotion to her. Shelby Taylor Parr

June 21, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.

Jan and Rick Bulla
Richlands, NC

June 20, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all he family

Joan Howard Ramsey

June 20, 2013

Remembering Gordon's family and friends in prayer.

June 20, 2013

I am going to miss Gordon at the Golf Course and easy going way. He was a great man and I know you will all miss him very much. Tom & Pesrl Walker

June 20, 2013

Prayers going out to the family. So sad to hear of Gordon's passing. He was such a sweet and loving person and the best husband to Ms Joyce.

June 20, 2013