Richard Lewis Marshall, 79, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Troy, passed away peacefully at home. Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Bumgarner Family Funeral Service Chapel in Troy. Interment will follow at Freeman Hill Cemetery in Troy.

Richard was born June 4, 1940 to the late James Thomas Marshall and Lena Harris Marshall. He was the second of 12 children. He was preceded in death by two siblings, John Thomas Marshall and Myrtle Faye Marshall; and a son, Charles Butler.

In his youth, Richard was baptized into the Christian faith. He graduated from Peabody High School in Troy in May 1958 and married the late Catherine Bowden. After living briefly in New York City, they returned to North Carolina and settled in Troy for several years, and later relocated to Baltimore, where he remained until his passing.

Richard leaves to mourn daughters, Catherine Marshall, Bertha Marshall-McKinney and Stephanie Marshall, all of Baltimore, and Tonya Butler of Charlotte; sons, Richard Lewis Marshall Jr., Marcus Marshall and James C. Marshall, all of Baltimore, and Craig Lamont Butler of Troy; brothers, Bobby A. Marshall of Biscoe, James E. Marshall of Carteret, N.J., and Daniel C. Marshall of Fredericksburg, Va.; sisters, Darlena M. Biggers of Falls Church, Va., Nancy L. Drake of Charlotte, Doris Steele of Mt. Gilead, Ethel Horne of Troy, Edith Rector of Lorton, Va. and Sharoyn Marshall of Centennial, Colo.

Richard also leaves 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to Bumgarner Family Funeral Service.

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