MARSHALL SMITH

Marshall Thurman Smith, 95, of Buena Vista, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1924, in Buena Vista, he was the son of the late Robert Smith and Ruth Painter Smith.

Marshall was a combat infantryman in World War II, where he served in Company B, 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in France and Germany during the last year of the war. In 2019, he was publicly recognized at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, along with over 100 other veterans, for his service in World War II.

Marshall was a faithful member and former deacon of Stone Church of the Brethren.

He retired in 1988 from James Lee’s mill in Glasgow, after working there for 43 years as a weaver. He was a member of the Buena Vista Volunteer Rescue Squad for 25 years. Marshall was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was married to Doris Eggleston and later Margaret Ann Smith, former treasurer of the city of Buena Vista, both now deceased. He is also preceded in death by his son Steven Mark Smith; and five siblings, Elwood Smith, Graham Smith, Lois Bartlett, Freddie Smith, and John Smith.

Surviving is his daughter, Patricia S. Brown, and husband, William of Bedford; six grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou Leech.

A funeral was conducted Saturday, March 14, at the Stone Church of the Brethren with Pastor Galen Combs officiating. Burial followed at Green Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stone Church of the Brethren or the Buena Vista Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services. N-G