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James Gary “Jimmy” Marshall

• Jan 12, 2018 at 12:20 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle James Gary “Jimmy” Marshall, age 70, of Johnson City, TN (formerly of Lebanon, VA) passed away on January 11, 2018, at the Mountain Home VA Community Living Center Hospice in Mountain Home, TN. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mildred Gilbert Marshall. 

Jimmy had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger.  He was the owner and operator of Jim’s Backhoe Service for many years.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War where he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, one Overseas Service Bar and a Sharpshooter designation. 

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Surber and husband Jamie; two grandsons, Grayson and Cade Surber; one sister, Thelma Statzer and husband Gene; three nephews; one niece; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews; dear friend and mother of his daughter, Carol Perkins; along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, TN.  The committal and interment will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN with Phillip Statzer officiating.  Nephews and friends will be pallbearers.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visitingwww.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Marshall and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory. 

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