Joe Bill (J.B.) Marshall, 84, of Pulaski, passed away Feb. 25, 2013 in LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski.
He was born Oct. 13, 1928 in Hillsville. Preceding him in death were his father, Vasco Elmond Marshall, and mother, Lucy Edna Guynn Marshall; sisters, Ethelene Iroler and Roberta Miller, and brothers, Dewey Clyde Marshall, Gale Marshall and Wayne Marshall.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Mary Alice Marshall of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jackie Marshall of Richmond, Ky.; granddaughtersm Alicia Mae Marshall of Lexington, Ky. and Anna Grace Marshall of Richmond, Ky., and sister, Faye Mills of Fancy Gap.
J.B. graduated from Hillsville High School and served in both the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. Mr. Marshall worked for Hillsville Hosiery Mill and Sprague Electric in Hillsville. He also worked as a manager for Guynn Furniture in Pulaski, and for 27 years he was a manufacturer’s representative for Bassett Furniture. The last four years of his career he served as a sales representative for Vaughn-Basset Furniture.
Mr. Marshall was a member of First Christian Church (DOC), Pulaski, where he was a Deacon Emeritus. J.B. was also a 57-year Master Mason with membership at Hillsville Lodge 193, A.F.&A.M., and was a Shriner in the Kazim Temple. Also, in 1973, J.B. was president of Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, 2 p.m., at The First Christian Church (DOC). The family will receive friends Friday, March 1, from noon until the 2 p.m. service time, at the church. Burial will be in Hillsville at Worrell Cemetery at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, where Hillsville Masonic Lodge 193 will conduct Masonic graveside rites.
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Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, 980-1700.