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Charles R. Marshall, Columbia, KY (1929-2011)

A steadfast, exemplary life is complete.
Charles R. Marshall was one Adair County's most important 20th Century leaders.

He was twice Mayor of Columbia. He was a City Councilman. He served on the Westlake Regional Hospital Board of Trustees. He was a founding operator of City Tv, Columbia's first cable Tv service. He ran the Columbian Theatre for several years.
He was a charter member of Pinewood Country Club. He was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #95, Columbia, KY; and he was a long term member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club.
He was a longtime, faithful member of the Columbia United Methodist Church.
He will be remembered for many accomplishments and traits of strong character and good humor; but for none more than for his love of this city - his residence for 80 of his 81 years - and his devotion to his wife and their family.
He was a great Columbian.

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Charles R. Marshall, age 81 years of Columbia, KY, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at 6:20pmCT, at his home.

The funeral service will be Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 1pmCT, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY, with Dr. Rachel James Marshall, Rev. Neil Janes and Rev. Richard Lowe the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 5pmCT Wednesday and after 6amCT, Thursday until 10:30amCTat Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, and after 11amCT, Thursday at the Church.

Charles Marshall, Columbia, KY (1929-2011)

He was born on December 17, 1929. He was the son of the late Clyde and Irene Conover Marshall. He died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 13 days.

He is survived by his wife Yvonne Lawhorn Marshall of Columbia, KY and the following:
  • Two daughters: Mikki Flowers and husband Robert of Columbia, KY; andKim Brian and husband Bob of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Jerry Marshall and wife Cindy of Louisville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Lynne Spencer and husband Chad, Ann Flowers, Billy Marshall, Chris Marshall, Jordan Brian and Madelyn Brian

  • Three great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emily-Kate and Charlie Spencer

  • And a host of other relatives and friends.
Charles Marshall was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, a former member of the Columbia City Council, former Mayor of Columbia twice, owner of Columbian Theatre, 50 year member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96, a founding operator of City TV, Charter member Pinewood County Club and a long term member of the Kiwanis Club.

Except for one year - when he and wife Yvonne moved to Tompkinsville, KY, in an effort to establish a theater there - he was a lifelong resident of Adair County.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Columbia United Methodist Church Building Fund or Hosparus of Central Kentucky and may be made at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

This story was posted on 2011-05-31 14:41:55
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