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John E. Marshall

December 29, 1931 - June 24, 2020

John Edward Marshall of Melissa, Texas passed away on June 24, 2020 at the age of 88.  He was born December 29, 1931 to Ennis and Mabel (Hurst) Marshall.  John married Gracie Juanita McClellan on December 24, 1953 and together they brought 3 beautiful children into the world.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  For the last 13 years, John resided in Melissa, Texas with his daughter’s family and her husband.  He was spunky, funny, loving, hardworking and most importantly, a Godly husband, father and grandfather.  John was a member of Southside Assembly of God and later at First Melissa Church.  He enjoyed spending time playing dominoes, dancing around in the kitchen, spending time with his dogs and watching the Dallas Cowboys.  We are grateful for the many years the Lord blessed us with him on earth.

John is survived by his children, Randy Marshall and wife, Teresa of Van Alstyne, Texas, Johnny Marshall and wife, Linda of McKinney, Texas and Tammie Marshall Williams and husband, Jonathan Williams of Melissa, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Caleb Marshall, Janna Taylor, Brandi Salinas, Jennifer Williams, Jonathan Marshall Williams, and Bradley Williams; eleven great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Noe of Anna, Texas and Ruth Neil and husband, Larry of Jonesboro, Georgia; his two dogs, Buddy Jaxon and Felicia; and a number of loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Juanita of 62 years; parents, Ennis and Mabel; sisters, Louise Johnson, Patsy Parks and Geraldine “Jeri” Caldwell; great grandson, Nathaniel Marshall; and a number of brother and sister in laws.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2020 at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 South McDonald Street, McKinney, Texas. 

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I so love you Uncle John, you will be so missed. As a child I loved coming to you and Aunt Juanita's house. So many memories I will cherish forever. Love to the family, lots of prayers.
Lisa Crittenden McClellan, June 29, 2020 Betty I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I have lost all my siblings and it hurts each time you lose one. Just remember al the wonderful times you had together. You will think of things like this later on and appreciate each memory. God bless you and the rest of your family thru this sad time. Love you girl! Sandy Sandra Dinsmore, June 28, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss and prayers. I sure will miss him. Cristie Blazer, June 27, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss and we know you miss him so much already. We love you guys and are here for you! Darby and Jay Bryant, June 27, 2020 Our thoughts and prayer go out to the family. Tammie please know we are here for you in anyway you need. God Bless you all! Michael and Dawn Roberts, June 27, 2020 Cody and I love you so much, Papaw. Not a day goes by that we don't think about you. Our home and hearts are broken to know you wont be there sitting in your favorite chair when we get to Mom and Dads. We love you and will miss you so much. Jennifer Williams & Cody Colley, June 27, 2020 Fly high with the angels Uncle John! Love you!! Cindy Neill, June 26, 2020