Ancel Vernon Marshall, 91, of Pearisburg and formerly of Staunton and Norfolk departed this life on his heavenly voyage Saturday evening January 27, 2007 at Kroontje Health Care Center in Blacksburg, Va. Born in Nemours, WV on August 9, 1915 he was a son of the late Henry M. and Levada Sutphin Marshall. He was a very proud alumnus of Narrows High School and Green Wave Football; served in the CCC camps after high school graduation and served his country in the U S Navy for over twenty-eight years. Ancel served in active combat in the Pacific Theater during WW II and Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer before his retirement in 1964. He was a member of American Legion Post 68 in Narrows and was proud of his association with his family in Marshall’s Lodge on Doe Mt. in Giles County and kept the camp rocking with his wit and humor. Often called “Yank” by his family , he was “tough as a pine knot” but loved his family very much. He was preceded in death by his first wife Hilda Keuerleber Marshall and his second wife “Katie” Kathleen Myres Crist Marshall; a grandson Stephen Morse; five brothers Marchie, Hyman, Levi, Roby, and Ted Marshall and three sisters Dovie Boswell, Winters Sarver and June Marshall.
He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter and son-in-law Linda Diane and Larry Nunnally of Concord, CA; a grandson David Morse of Oakland, CA; a brother Sam Marshall of Narrows, a sister Olivia M. Kendall of Pembroke and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Entombment services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM in Oak Lawn Mausoleum in Staunton, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The family would like to thank Helen Stanley and others who made his stay at home pleasant and enjoyable and the staff in “The Cove” at Kroontje Center for their kind and efficient help during his stay there. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to Warm Hearth Benevolence Fund “The Cove” at 1000 Litton Lane in Blacksburg,VA 24060. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.