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Richard Gerald Marshall

By  | June 20, 2022 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

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Father Richard Gerald Marshall passed away peacefully at the Bailey Center for Caring on June 10, 2022, at the age of 93.

Richard was one of two children born to Richard and Hazel Marshall in Detroit, Michigan. After earning a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology, Richard worked in the automotive and aviation industries before moving his young family to Huntsville, Alabama where he worked for Boeing Aerospace Company. He contributed to the success of the Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle programs. He began a second, 20-year career by earning a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, then serving as a priest at three Episcopal churches in Alabama.

Richard and his late wife of 39 years, Melba Jo Marshall, retired to St. Augustine where they became active members of Reconciliation Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Lawrence Grover of Huntington, WV; granddaughter, Erin Marshall of Chicago, Illinois; and sister, Sharon Cline of Brighton, Michigan. His wife, Jo, second wife, Gloria Jennings, and son, Richard preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23rd at Maple Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Habitat for Humanity or a hospice of your choice.

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