Thomas Gordon Marshall

September 27, 1945November 1, 2012

Thomas “Tom” Gordon Marshall, age 67, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Marshall was a Hawkins County native and the son of the late Charlie and Hazel Marshall. He retired from Eastman as an operator. Mr. Marshall was an avid golfer, and spent most of his time babysitting for his grandchildren, whom he adored and who adored him. He was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Marshall proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Hudson and two brothers, Kelsey Marshall and John Marshall. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Brenda Marshall; step-daughter, Amy Burke and husband Jamie; step-son, Bobby Harless and wife Wendy; grandchildren: Caleb Harless, Joseph Harless and Samuel Harless; brother, Kenneth Marshall and wife Tina; sister: Linda Rogers and husband Larry; sister-in-laws: Carol Marshall and Elmira Marshall, along with several nieces, nephews, "sparring friend", Virginia Malone along with several other special friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Hobbie McCrary, officiating. The Eulogy will be read by Bob Cole. Special music will be provided by Virginia Malone and Beth Casey. Interment will be held on Sunday, November, 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Darren Malone, Aaron Marshall, Tony Marshall, Brian Rogers, Jeff Rogers, Ralph Lifford and Mike Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Blankenship, Freddie Bellamy, Victor France, Mark Marshall, Cecil Hutchins, Clay Hutson and Greg Marshall. Everyone is asked to assemble at the funeral home by 3:00 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, Tennessee 37660. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Marshall family.


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Amy Marshall

November 5, 2012

Brenda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you during this difficult time and may the memories you cherish give you peace and comfort in the upcoming days. With Love, Amy Marshall

November 4, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Tom's passing.I worked on Tom's crew in the Pilot Plant at Eastman,and he was really a great guy.He always seemed to have such a positive and happy outlook-even when things were not so good for him.I know he will be missed,but thru Christ,we will meet again someday. Tony Belcher[Church Hill]

Sandra Jennings

November 4, 2012

Brenda and Family, please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and I went all through school together. He was a great person. We know each of you have many special memories of him that you will always hold in your heart. Wayne and Sandra Clipse Jennings

barry and debbie pendleton

November 3, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

freddie goad

November 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.Tom was a great cousin who was the same everytime you saw him.I know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

November 3, 2012

RIP Tom,my friend.Our condolences to all his family. Otis & Charlotte Vicars

Gary & Janice Harvey

November 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We know his wonderful smile will be missed by everyone who's life he touched. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

Teresa Laney

November 3, 2012

Brenda and Amy, and the entire family we are very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our family loves you all and if you need anything please let us know. Bet Dad and Tom are catching up on things. We know the hurt and pain you all have been thru. Cancer has no mercy. Our love and prayers are with you all during this time and always. With Love, Teresa Marshall Laney & Rocky Stacy, Vanessa & Alan Mounger, Tony and LeeAnn Marshall and Shirley Marshall & family

Rachel Grogg

November 3, 2012

I am sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He always had a smile on his face and spoke to me every time he came into Sears. Praying for you and your family at this time.

Joyce Noto

November 3, 2012

Will miss my Uncle Tom! This picture looks so much like the way Tom was all the time - laughing and having a good time! Never forget all the good times that he would go with us to the beach and how he & my brother, Clay, would get me in trouble with mom and dad due to them aggravating me! Of course, Clay and Tom would look innocent to my parents and I would take the spanking for yelling and screaming when they would aggravate me! But now those are the times and good memories that I Iook back at and laugh about!

Tom has gone to a better place where there are no suffering and it won't be long before we will join him in that land where there are no more death and pain! Looking forward to that time when all of our loved ones will reunite and rejoice in Heaven for eternity! Most of all, we will Jesus who loved us and died for us that we can have these hopes.

Brenda, I know it isn't easy giving up someone you love - as you know I have been through that and my prayers are with you. Carry all the great memories you have of the years you and Tom have spent together. It won't be long before you will see him again. If anything I can do for you please let me know.

With my love and prayers,

Joyce Hutson Lawson Noto