Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bob Marshall RIP

PEABODY — Robert Eugene Marshall, 63, of Peabody, died July 28, 2010.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Peabody United Methodist Church. Stephen Humber and the Rev. David Ragland will officiate. Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS 66866.

A celebration of life will be held after the memorial service concludes at the Marshall Warehouse lawn on S. Walnut in Peabody. The family would like to extend an invitation to all family and friends to join them.

Memorials are to the Robert Marshall Music Scholarship administered by the Senseney Music Foundation, Peabody Main Street Association, Peabody, KS 66866.


Gary White said...

I remember Bob as a small boy hanging around his grandfather's service station (across from the grade school) in CV. I also remember when he first took up the trumpet. What a career he had. Bob touched the lives of many kids over his many years of teaching. If you have access to Facebook look him up there and see what many of his former students are writing.

A donation to his Music Scholarship fund would be a nice tribute.

DFCox said...

Bob rode with me on a drive from CV to the west coast while he was still a highschooler. I think he went to So Cal. to see his father Eugene. He made my day more enjoyable 45 yrs later when he loaned me a "fluglehorn" to play on our trip to honor George Beggs. A Class Act. RIP

Gary White said...

I have only a dim memory of Eugene Marshall. He was away in the service when I first met Clarence and Elsie. I remember a photo of him in uniform. Later, he ran an auto repair shop behind Clarence's service station. I think he left CV when Bob was a baby.

Don Shaffer said...

When I called G.A. Beggs, to tell him of Bob's passing, we shared many memories of him. Not the least were those of the last time we were together at the Fredonia Homecoming to honor G.A. No one had a better time that Bob! He was smiling when he arrived, and, with tears in his eyes, was smiling when he left. It was G.A. who gave Bob his first trumpet. That moment changed both of their lives, and ours. Before the Fredonia event, Bob and I shared many stories about band directing, his experiences working for a music company (he recognized Tommy Gordon there one day, and they had a great chat!), and his other entrepreneurial adventures! As Gary said, he touched many lives. Phil Foust said that he had fond memories of Bob, growing up under the wings of his grandparents, Clarence and Elsie. There is no doubt that he took what was given him and made the most out of it. Would that we could say the same. We'll miss you, Bob. RIP, indeed.

P.S. Thanks for the picture and obituary, Gary. And, the Music Scholarhip Fund is a great idea!