James L. Marshall, 72, of Bowling Green, passed away May 19, 2019.

A Celebration of Life with food and fellowship was held on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Bowling Green, with Military Honor’s being conducted by VFW Post No. 5553 and Missouri Military Honors at 8 p.m.

He was born March 5, 1947, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of James “Mac” Marshall and Bertha Runser Marshall.  He graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1965.  On May 21, 1966, he married Carol L. Gillum at St. Clement Catholic Church.  He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era, serving in the Gulf of Tonkin.  Jim was on over-the-road truck driver most of his life and retired as a warehouse supervisor.  He was very proud to serve as commander of VFW Post No, 5553. Jim’s giving nature carried over even after his passing, as he was a cornea and tissue donor. 

Survivors include his wife Carol L. Marshall; mother Bertha Marshall; stepmother Judy Marshall; children Robert Clay (Cathy), James Todd and Marianne (Kenny) Jay; three brothers Larry, Chris and Dean Marshall.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post No. 5553 as well as Pike County Home Health and Hospice.

 Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes in Bowling Green is in charge of cremation rites.

Online condolences may be left at www.bibbveach.com

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