Marshall Vernel Strawther, 68, of Saint Albans, passed away on November 14, 2019 at South Charleston Hospice Medical Center.
Born on October 22, 1951, in Saint Albans, Marshall is preceded in death by his parents, Golden Vernel Strawther and Blanche Leonard Strawther. He is also preceded in death by his siblings Goldie Ann Strawther Carter and Curtis Leon Strawther.
Marshall was a graduate of St. Albans High School. He worked as a Business Entrepreneur and Occupational Health Care Provider for many years. He held a position as a Staff Sergeant in the Special Forces Group Airborne and was a parachutist in the WV Army National Guard until he became a Retired Officer of the US Reserve. Marshall never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Marshall is survived by his children: Golden Vernel Strawther, II, Marcella Goldie Ann Strawther Henry (Ronald), Marshall Vernel Strawther, Jr., and Jessica Lynn Strawther Cottrell (Tom); five sisters, Doris Smith of Institute, WV, Fatiema Wilkerson (Walter) of Dunbar, WV, Barbara Evans of Fayetteville, GA, Nachette Classens (Anver) of Charlotte, NC and Karen Lucas (Sherman) of Fayetteville, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
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