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Marshall, James
1941 - 2017
James Ronald "Jim" Marshall, age 76, of Baltimore, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Pickering House. Born March 8, 1941 in Logan, Ohio to the late Earl and Eileen (Wright) Marshall, the youngest of four children. He was a 1959 graduate of Columbus South High School where he was a stand-out athlete in track, baseball, and basketball. He postponed college while he worked and played in several independent basketball leagues. He then attended Rio Grande College, playing basketball for Coach Art Lanham, before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam, where he sustained a severe head wound which resulted in a severe hearing loss. He was later employed as a building manager with the Columbus Police Department and as a district manager with Denny's. He was an avid golfer, scoring three holes in one. He is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Joan Marshall; daughter, Kimberly (Scott) Shepherd; son, James Roy (Aimee) Marshall; grandson, Kenny Marshall; brother, Ken (Linda) Marshall; sister, Marilyn Davis; sisters-in-law, Lois Marshall and Peggy Lenhart; brother-in-law, Bob (Suzi) Lenhart; dear friend, Darren Morehart; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Earl Marshall and brothers-in-law Charles Lenhart and Bill Davis. Friends may visit 4-8 pm Sunday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where funeral service will be held 11 am Monday with Frank Bullock officiating. Interment with military honors Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends who wish may contribute to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130 or University of Rio Grande Athletic Department, Office of Institutional Advancement, PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674 in Jim's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 13, 2017
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