Joe Marshall Passes Away at 88

Joe Marshall

Marlin Joseph “Joe” Marshall died on May 24, 2020 at his home in Hermiston at the age of 88.

He was born on April 7, 1932 in Smyrna, N.Y. to Walter and Alice Holcomb Marshall.

Joe was raised and attended schools in New York. He joined the United States Air Force, serving during Korea and Vietnam. Joe retired as a master sergeant with over 26 years of service in 1973. He worked as a truck driver for several years before settling in Hermiston in 1997. Joe married Donna Robertson Nichols on Feb. 2, 2002 in Hermiston.

He was a life member of the Hermiston VFW Post, as well as a member of the American Legion and former longtime member of the Hermiston Eagles and Elks lodges. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and visiting with people, and he loved his wife Donna and spending time together in their home.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Marshall, Hermiston; son, David Marshall, Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Toni Addington, Hermiston; brother, Richard Marshall, Tacoma, Wash.; sister, Beverly Tooley, New York; and numerous stepchildren, grand- and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Walt Marshall.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions in Joe’s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice at 645 W. Orchard Ave., Suite 300, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.