Rev. Russell Earl "Russ" Marshall

December 4, 1948January 10, 2018
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Rev. Russell Earl “Russ” Marshall, 69, of Verona, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was born on December 4, 1948, in Churchill, Tennessee, one of six children of the late Robert F. and Anna Mae Marshall. Russ was a warrior that believed no matter what got you down in life, you could get up again with God’s help. Russ attended Pekin High School in Pekin, Illinois and later attended Illinois Central College. He proudly serviced his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Russ lived and worked in Peoria, Illinois area and retired after 15 years of service with Caterpillar Tractor Company. Following retirement, he worked as a minister of the gospel as an evangelist and a pastor; as well as a singer, song writer and musician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Francis Lloyd-Stevenson. Russ is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda (Garrett) Marshall; children, Russell W. Marshall and his wife, Treva and Marietta L. Bradford; grandchildren, Brandon and Devin, Ella Grace and John Russell Bradford; siblings, Samuel Frank Marshall, Mark Clyde Marshall, Daniel Gilbert Marshall and Mary Lucintha Weeks; as well as extended family and friends. A Home Going Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Shenandoah Pentecostal Church, 1640 Lee Hwy, Fort Defiance, with Rev. Dewain French and Rev. Greg Douglas officiating. Burial will be private at Southwest Virginia Veteran Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services at the church. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Shenandoah Pentecostals of Fort Defiance, his church family, the Virginia Veterans Care Center, where he lived for the last five years, and the Salem Veterans Medical Center, where he was cared for during his illnesses and battle with early on-set Dementia. Arrangement has been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting



  • Visitation Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 13, 2018


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Rev. Russell Earl "Russ" Marshall

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Steven Cummings

October 7, 2018

Was a friend of Russ from my childhood. Remember him coming to our house to talk with my father, and occasionally play chess with my Dad. I remember him coming to see us after he was shot in Vietnam. He was such a kind and good man.

Cayla Maloney

January 22, 2018

I miss you Uncle Russ. Youll always be on my mind. I will always love you whether you are here or not.

pamela alley

January 19, 2018

ms marshall u and your family in my thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss

Sharon Jacobelli

January 12, 2018

Dear Rusty & Treva, so sorry for your loss, but he is now with our Lord and in no pain. My prayers are with you, your Mother and your family! God Bless you all. Sharon J.

Russ Marshall

January 12, 2018

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord lift you up and hold you close is my prayer. Love, Olga Dovel, Fort Defiance, Va.

Mark and Barbara Mobley

January 12, 2018

What a blessing it is to know this beautiful family. I love you all . Praying for each one of you during this time . My heart and thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

Lisa Hovland

January 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Take Care.

Michael Sutton

January 11, 2018

One great man of God that stood for what he believed and lived. Heaven gained a true follower of Christ. Michael Sutton

Cayla Maloney

January 11, 2018

I will always remember the memories we had. I love you Uncle Russ.