Eugene Marsh
1928 - 2021
McKinley Funeral Home
10562 U.S. Route 23 N
Lucasville, OH

LUCASVILLE-Eugene Franklin Marsh was born on May 15, 1928, in Portsmouth, OH, the son of the late Merrill G. Marsh and Mildred K. Hastings Marsh.

He was a 1946 graduate of Portsmouth High School. He served in the US Navy from 1946-1948, during World War II. He then attended Centre College from 1948-1951, at which time he was called back to active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1951-1952, during the Korean War. He is a retired employee of Martin Marietta in Piketon, OH, for whom he was employed from 1953-1992 with over 39 years of service and after retirement, he later worked as a consultant from 1994-1997 for contractors for the upgrade of OP Procedures at the Martin Marietta Plant.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 23, the Aurora Masonic Lodge #48 of Portsmouth, and El Hasa Shriners International. He was also a member of the Goodyear Atomic Retirees Club, of which her served as coordinator of the retiree meetings for over 10 years. He was an avid antique car enthusiast and loved to drive his 1968 Buick Skylark convertible. He also enjoyed researching his family genealogy, coin collecting, was a model train buff, and enjoyed attending model train and railroad exhibits.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Cox Marsh, September 13, 2016, whom he married September 22, 1962; and by his son, Michael (Pamela) M. Marsh.

Eugene is survived by a son, Robert (Deanie) Merrifield of Portsmouth; his daughter Tammy Netzer of Columbus; a son Terry (Medina) Marsh of Columbus, OH; seven grandchildren, Tracie Marsh Burleigh, Matthew Marsh, Stephanie (Brent) Miller, Matthew (Rachel) Merrifield, Samuel Netzer, Sydney Marsh, and Calvin Marsh; and his great grandson, Alexander Marsh.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, November 19, 2021, at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville with Bob Davis officiating. Entombment will follow in Memorial Burial Park where military rites will be performed by the William Baker and James F. Irwin Posts of the American Legion. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the funeral Friday at the funeral home.

Published by The Daily Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
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McKinley Funeral Home
10562 U.S. Route 23 N, Lucasville, OH
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Tammy, my condolences to you and your family.
Janet Hieneman
November 20, 2021
Bob, I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. You have been a strong son and a testament to your family's strength. Stride on, buddy.
Steven L Mowery
November 19, 2021
Sorry to hear the news. I told my mom, she was sad to hear it. We didn't know about your mom either. You all are in our prayers. Hope you all are well.
Keith Ratliff
November 18, 2021
Tammy & Family. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family on the loss of your Father/Grandfather. May God give you the peace that you seek at this difficult time. And may the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
Barb Hobart
November 18, 2021
So sorry Bob!!! Love you!
November 18, 2021
Dear Tammy and Family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. You are in my thoughts. I am truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Mark Goffinet
Mark Goffinet
November 18, 2021
Gene was always a very positive manager who I got to know and work with during our tenure at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Rest in Peace Gene. My condolences to Tammy and the family.
Cynthia Quillen
November 17, 2021
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