James D. Marshall
James D. Marshall, 87, Mt. Pleasant and formerly New London, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Mark Caston will officiate with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception at the New London Christian Church. Burial will be held at a later date in Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Memorials have been established for the New London Veteran’s Memorial Park and the Great River Hospice House.
Born Jan. 23, 1926, he was the son of David I. and Margaret White Marshall. He married Pauline Locke on Dec. 26, 1946.
He was a 1943 graduate of New London High School. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the 7th Fleet Radio in New Guinea during World War II. After returning home, he joined Marshall Motor Company in New London. He was the Territory Licensee in Eastern Iowa for the Dale Carnegie Course. He worked as the Training Director for ERA Corporation in Kansas City, for 10 years. He served as New London’s mayor. He was chosen Mt. Pleasant’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. He enjoyed teaching Bible classes, promoting World War II Honor Tours, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and flying small aircraft.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mary Jo Swain of Mt. Pleasant; one son, J.D. (Bobbi) Marshall of Grayson, Ga.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Marshall of Burr Ridge, Ill., and Ed Marshall of New London; one sister, Ruth Metzger of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, one in infancy; and one great-grandson.