FREDERICK Funeral for retired Sgt. 1st Class Alfred "Carl" Marshall, 89, of Frederick, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan.16, 2017, at Orr Gray Gish Chapel, Frederick, with Mike Suiter officiating.
Mr. Marshall passed away Wednesday, Jan.11, 2017, at Lawton.
Burial with full U.S. Army honors, will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery.
He was born April 14, 1927, in the Hackberry Flat vicinity of Tillman County, near Frederick, to William C. and Gladys (Stewart) Marshall. He attended No. 6 and Victory No.11 schools. He was united in marriage to Dona M. Clayton on July 4, 1958, in Frederick. He was drafted into the United States Army at Denton, Texas, and then inducted in Dallas on June 25, 1945. He served in the Korean War and was stationed several places both home and abroad, including Germany and Korea. Among the awards and decorations he received for his military service are: Army of Occupation Ribbon (Germany), Victory Ribbon 1 Overseas Bar, Good Conduct Medal, Good Conduct Medal w/ 2 Loops, Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, Sharp Shooter (Rifle M-14), and the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. On June 30, 1967, at Fort Polk, La., he was honorably discharged as a sergeant first class. He retired after more than 20 years of active service and transferred to the United States Army Reserves. He was extremely proud of the fact that in 1959, he received his GED while at Fort Bragg, N.C. After his military service, he worked for Tillman County. He loved to fish and he especially loved to watch his grandsons play baseball.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Marshall, on Sept. 5, 2013; and a sister, Bess Stewart.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Chappell of Chattanooga; a grandson, Chad Chappell and wife Nina of Chattanooga; three great-grandchildren: Coy Chappell and wife Malaysha, Loy Chappell, and Stormie Mills and husband Jeremy; and four great-great-grandchildren: Callen, Payson, Lilly and Cashton.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, 104 NW 31st St., Lawton 73505, in loving memory of Carl Marshall.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at: www.OrrGrayGishfuneralhome.com.