Franklin Marsh (1933 - 2014)

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Franklin Marsh

AGE: 81 • Lewes

Franklin R. Marsh, age 81, of Lewes, DE went home to be with his loved ones and the Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE. He was born on January 4, 1933 in Lewes, DE, son of the late Charles A. and Naomi Johnson Marsh.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Ann in 1994; two brothers, Willard and Joseph Marsh and his sister Pauline Revel.

Mr. Marsh enjoyed farming his entire life and especially working "Ann's Produce Stand "on Angola Road where many of his home grown delicacies were offered. He and his late wife Ann had begun the store many years ago. After Ann's passing he continued the stand with his daughter Louise as a tribute to Ann until his passing. He will also be fondly remembered by many area students as the perfect bus driver, a position he held for 35 years with the Cape Henlopen School District. Tony Stewart was his driver in the NASCAR circuit and watching American Pickers as well as splitting wood were favorite pastimes. However, his most enjoyable moments were when people would stop by to talk and learn from him the history of a lifetime of farming which he shared with his brother Willard (Bill).

He is survived by his devoted daughter Louise Donaway Marsh of Lewes; a sister Joan Baker and husband Charles of Lewes, DE; a sister-in-law, Sandra D. Hoebee and husband Robert of Milton, DE; several nieces and nephews; Patricia and husband Rev. David Landers of Clearwater, FL, Byron Revel and wife Pam of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Lisa Carmean and husband Richard of Milford, DE, Mark Baker and wife Laurie of Milford, DE, Shawnn Hudson and husband Jerry of Milton, DE, Karen Foery and husband Nick of Nassau, DE, Kristen Eldridge and husband Paul of Meredith, New Hampshire and many extended family and wonderfully faithful friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. where friends may call beginning at 10 AM.

Burial will follow the services at the Conley's Chapel Cemetery, Lewes, DE.

Memorial contributions may be made to Groome United Methodist Church P.O. Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958 or to Conley's United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn's Way, Lewes, DE 19958 or to of choice.

Please visit Marsh's Life Memorial Webpage and sign the online guest book at

Funeral Home
Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium
16961 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958
Funeral Home Details
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 8, 2014
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