William Craig Marshall
May 13, 1937 – August 8, 2019
William Craig (Bill) Marshall passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born May 13, 1937, the oldest son of the late Percy L. and Elizabeth Craig Marshall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, William J. and Emma S. Craig, and his beautiful wife, Jean Patterson Marshall.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Melanie Marshall-Park, son-in-law Fred Park; grandchildren, Craig E. Park and Emma Anne Park; his son, W. Craig Marshall, Jr., daughter-in-law Sarah T. Marshall; special grandson William Craig (Will) Marshall, III, and step-grandchildren, Caroline Jordan and Riggs Jordan; brother, Michael L. Marshall and wife Dixie; nephew, Brian Marshall; and cousin, Marie Craig Lantrip.
Bill was raised in Patrick County, attended Drewry Mason High School, graduated from VPI as Captain in the Corps of Cadets, and served in the Unites States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Captain before returning to Virginia to farm and raise his family with Jean. He owned and operated Penn Haven Meats for over 30 years. After “retiring” he continued to farm and went to work with his son Craig at Marshall Trucking and Blue Ox Lumber. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson, Will, grow up and begin to work in the family businesses. Bill worked every day of his life that he was able, and he loved his family and his land. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. LIFE’S WORK WELL DONE.
A graveside service to glorify God and celebrate Bill’s life will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Bill’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1079 Spruce Street, Suite C, Martinsville, VA 24112 or the Spencer Penn Centre, P.O. Box 506, Spencer, VA 24165.
American Cancer Society
1079 Spruce Street Suite C , Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Spencer Penn Center
P.O. Box 506, Spencer, Virginia 24165
- Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
- Graveside Service Sunday, August 11, 2019
William Craig Marshall
Frankie Leavitt Lee
August 20, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind.
Spencer, VA is a much more beautiful place today because of Bill and Jean.
Sending you all our condolences and love. Frankie Leavitt Lee
August 14, 2019
Melanie and Craig,
I was so sad to hear of the passing of your beloved father. Many of my fondest memories are of time spent at y'all's home with your always smiling father and kind, sweet mother.
I'll never forget the "nose wart" that he caught me staring at which led to much laughter and the calling of each "booger," or him selling me hot dogs at the Carlisle Fair for a paper clip.
Thoughts and prayers to both of you and your families.
Polly (Hudgins) Sare