Glen Dale Marshall, 82, of Conway, passed peacefully at home Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.
Glen Dale was born March 10, 1927, in Oppelo, to the late Holmes Bob and Lillie Jane (Clifton) Marshall.
He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Ben Fulmer; and four brothers, Ty, Fred, Robert and Norman Marshall.
Glen was a WWII veteran.
He served his country as a member of the U.S. Naval Amphibious Forces in the Pacific area of operations.
He was extremely proud of his service in the Philippine Islands, on Okinawa, and at Tsingtao (now known as Qingdao), Taku and Tientsin (now known as Tianjin) in North China while assigned to Group Pacific (GROPAC) 13.
He left the United States aboard the U.S. Navy Attack Transport (APA-33) USS Bayfield and traveled as a passenger aboard other naval vessels including the U.S. Navy Attack Cargo Ship (AKA-77) USS Towner and the U.S. Navy Vehicular Carrier and Troop Transport (LSU-6) USS Montauk.
He remained billeted aboard the Self Propelled Barracks Ship (APB-41) USS Wythe while assigned to the Garrison Boat Pool at Taku and Tientsin.
He returned to the United States aboard the SS Dashing Wave.
For his service, he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asiatic-Pacific); China Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.
He did sheet metal work, working at Nuclear One in Russellville from 1972-85. He was a lifetime member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local Union No. 36.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. After retirement, Glen traveled extensively, especially enjoying the Southwest.
He had a great appreciation and love for all of God’s creation.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ida (Evans) Marshall of Conway; children, Bobby Marshall and wife Cindy of Morrilton, Cindy Oaks and husband Tony of Conway and Tammy Fulmer and husband Bill of Conway; siblings, Willie Marshall of Perry County and Syble Roberts of Conway; grandchildren, Brad Oaks, Ryan Marshall Bailey, Clint Oaks, Katy Fulmer Young, Lauren Marshall and Autumn Oaks Reaves; great-grandchildren, Cassie Oaks, Megan Dusek, Marshall Bailey, James Kunz, Gracie Young, Cameron Kunz, Jordan Bailey and Jacie Wilson; and will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and all who knew him.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, with Chaplain Tom Edwards officiating.
Burial will follow at Mayflower Cemetery, with pallbearers Brad Oaks, Clint Oaks, Mark Bailey, Jerry Kunz, Jimmy Young and Jeremy Reaves serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Crabtrey and Ben Fulmer. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, 72034, 327-5000.
Online guest book: www.griffinleggettconway.com