David Wilson “Dave” Marshall of Abingdon, VA, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2021, at the Ballad Hospice House in Bristol following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
Born December 28, 1951, in Wise County, VA, David, and his family relocated to Bristol, VA in 1965. He is a graduate of John S. Battle High School and Emory and Henry College. Following college, he was selected to enter Burlington Industries’ Management Training Program and later joined the telecommunications industry. David retired after 35 years of service from CenturyLink in 2013. A vigorous life-long athlete, Dave excelled at high school and college basketball, and baseball. He was a legendary home-run hitter with the local softball circuit, and an avid golfer who would play a course anytime and eagerly planned regular golf trips with his buddies. He attended First Christian Church of Abingdon.
David is preceded in death by his parents Ray Warrick Marshall and Hazel Meade Marshall; sisters, Carolyn Marshall and Sharon Marshall Cross.
Survivors include wife, Sandra; one daughter, Cherith Young and her husband, Bryan; two grandchildren, Wilson and Hallie; brothers, Rodney Marshall (Elizabeth), and Kenneth Marshall (Pam), brother-in-law Mike Poe (Mary), and an extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
David will be most remembered for his humor, generosity, and as a man who loved his wife, his daughter, grandchildren, family, and friends. He was a pillar of strength and force of good in the lives of many. Dave will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
A graveside service will be conducted 2 PM Monday, August 30, 2021, at Knollkreg Memorial Park with Pastor Tom Crise and Pastor Scott Price officiating. Those planning to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorializing David with a donation to Wellmont Child Development Center, 281 Steeles Rd, Bristol TN or the charity of choice.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Marshall.