Dr. Arthur R. Marshall III was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Miami, FL, and passed away Feb. 16, 2013, in St. Augustine, Fla.
His parents were Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. and Kathleen Eppen Marshall, both deceased.
Art grew up in Vero Beach, Fla., and attended college at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. He graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, in 1975. He completed his medical internship at Tulane University Charity Hospital System in New Orleans, La., from 1975-1976 and his anesthesiology residency at Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, in Gainesville, Fla., between 1976-1979.
Dr. Marshall worked as an anesthesiologist at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC, and Miami Heart Institute and South Miami Hospital in Miami, Fla.
Following his years of service at community-based hospitals, he fulfilled a lifelong goal of serving the military at Eglin Hospital at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He moved to St. Augustine, Fla., in 2010 to be closer to his son and to receive treatment at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
Art is survived by his brother, Michael J. Marshall, PhD, from Bradenton, Fla. He is also survived by his two children, Christopher Hamby Marshall from St. Augustine, Fla., and Laura Marshall Pozo, his son in law Jaime Pozo and his two granddaughters, Melanie and Olivia, from Coral Gables, Fla.
His favorite days were spent fishing with his son, watching his granddaughters learn how to ride their bikes and time with his beloved dog, "Poochie."
He fought a valiant nine year battle with Melanoma. The family would like to thank all the medical professionals and staff they have encountered along their journey at: Baptist Hospital (Miami, Fla.); Lakeland Cancer Center (Lakeland, Fla.); M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas); Moffit Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.); Shadyside Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Fla.); Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine, Fla.); and Bailey Center Community Hospice (St. Augustine, Fla.).
Also, thank you to all of our family and friends for their prayers and support over the years.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Florida.
Please consider a memorial gift in Art"s honor to the Melanoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329, which is dedicated to finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.