Columbus Junior (CJ) "Slick" Marsh
February 10, 1933 -
July 3, 2014
Beloved father and grandfather CJ Marsh passed away on July 3, 2014 at the age of 81. CJ was born February 10, 1933 in Louisburg, MO, the youngest and last surviving child of six born to Columbus Evan and Josie Marsh. CJ moved to Modesto, CA in 1949, where he met his future wife, Joan. They married in 1957 and soon moved to Merced to make their home and raise their family.
CJ is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Margaret Joan Marsh, two daughters Kelle (Joel) Allen and Traci (Tom) Gates, and four grandsons: Michael Gates, Kennan Allen, Ethan Gates and Evan Allen.
"Slick" as he was known by many of his friends, worked for the phone company most of his life, after having served in the Korean War. Slick spent his off time enjoying fishing, boating and house boating with his many friends and family members. He was an avid sports enthusiast, rarely missing a Giants game.
A service to honor CJ's life will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral home 900 Sante Fe Avenue Hughson, CA 95326 on Wednesday July 16th at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15th.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hines Hospice at 410 West Main Street, Suite A, Merced, CA.
Published in the Modesto Bee from July 9 to July 15, 2014