Marshall Clayton Strite Jr.

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Marshall Clayton Strite, Jr. , 88 Dec 12, 1927 - Apr 18, 2016 Marshall Clayton Strite, Jr. passed peacefully from this life on Monday, April 18, 2016, at his home in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Marshall is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley Livesay Strite, his daughter, Greta Edgar and her husband Steve Edgar who reside in Deer Park, MD and his son Eric Strite and his wife, Missy Strite of Shanks, WV. Marshall was always proud of his two grandchildren, Rebekah Strite Simpson and her husband Christopher, and Jacob Strite and his fiancé Eileen Heavener. Marshall's legacy continues with the recent addition of a great grandson Noah Christopher Simpson. Marshall was the eldest of five children born to Marshall and Martha (Hykes) Strite of Leitersburg, MD in 1927. Three of his siblings, Mary Shipp of Hagerstown, MD, Galen Strite of Jefferson, MD and Valeria Shellenberger of Kotzebue, AK, preceded him in death. His surviving brother Charles, and his wife Linda reside in Williamsport, MD. Marshall was honored to serve in the US Army in Germany in 1950-51. He returned to civilian life to manage purebred Shorthorn cattle farms. He married Shirley Livesay in 1956, starting their life and family together, then changed careers in the early 60's, entering the construction trades, becoming a union carpenter working out of the Baltimore and Cumberland locals. Marshall was always interested in livestock and had a part-time farm in Preston County before moving to Romney in 1990. He enjoyed working as a real estate agent in Hampshire County in recent years. He was always an avid and successful gardener. The keystone of Marshall's life was his faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ. He reflected this consistently in his life, in his work, in his family and in his respected leadership among the various congregations of believers wherever he lived. He never stopped studying God's Word and was consistently faithful in prayer. The family will observe a private Celebration of Marshall's life in observance of his wishes. The family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 278 N. High St., Romney, WV 26757.

Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 27, 2016
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