PITTSBURG — Services for James Cotie Marshall, 81, of Pittsburg, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Randy Stracener and Eddie Marsh officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Mr. Marshall passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.
James Marshall was born September 13, 1932, in Pittsburg, to Crafton Gather Marshall and Mary Martha Richardson Marshall. He was a member and deacon of Macedonia Baptist Church. He retired as owner of James' Barber Shop in Pittsburg after 51 years. He was Past President and current member of the Pittsburg Rodeo Association and served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mildred Daily; and brothers, Pete and Jack Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Turnage Marshall of Pittsburg; son, Wayne and Betty Marshall of Pittsburg; daughters, Linda and Jackie Howell of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Misty and Jake Proffitt of Pittsburg, Casey and Kari Howell of Pittsburg, Erin and Brittany Marshall of Mountain View, Ark., and David and Whitney Marshall of Longview; and great-grandchildren, Dakota Durfee and Drake Proffitt of Pittsburg, Tristan, Cameron, Aschton and Slayton Howell of Pittsburg, Bryclyn and Maverick Marshall of Mountain View, Ark., Hendrix Marshall of Longview and Kaden and Kenley Proffitt of Mount Vernon.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Hadderton, Danny Howell, Bob Nitson, Gerald Phillips, James Barrier and David Chustz. Honorary pallbearer is John Kirkes.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today, November 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 685, Pittsburg, TX 75686.