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Marshall Smith

March 16, 1925 ~ August 15, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Marshall Holt Smith, age 97, resident  at Morningside Assisted Living Chillicothe, Mo. Passed away on Monday August 15, 2022,  at Morningside Nursing in Chillicothe, Mo.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield, Mo. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine. Services are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials  to Trinity United Methodist Church, Chillicothe United Methodist Church, Linn County Community Chorus, or Brookfield R-3 High School Music Department, may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Born the eldest son of Carl “Dewey” Smith & Clara G. Phillips Smith in Lamoine, Maine on March 16, 1925.  He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School in Ellsworth, Maine class of 1943.

He joined the U.S. Navy as a seaman in 1945 and served in the South Seas during WWII.

Upon military discharge in 1946, he was in the reserves for four years.  He worked for the Union Trust Bank as head teller, & Miami Beach First National Bank & moved to Chillicothe to work for Citizens Bank.  He moved to Brookfield, Missouri where he began his long career with Prudential Insurance Company as an agent in 1963 and retired in Chillicothe as a manager in 1989.

His true love was music and he sang & played bass fiddle with dance bands, sang in Community Chorus, Methodist Church choirs, weddings & funerals throughout his lifetime in both Chillicothe & Brookfield Missouri.  He also loved golf & gardening.

He was the oldest living American Legion member of Brookfield, long time Kiwanis member, and served on the Brookfield School Board. He was also on the City Council Development Committee that initiated the Chillicothe Golf Course.

Survivors include his daughter Marshallyn Shah & husband Ashwin of Willis, Texas and son Mark Smith and wife Beverly of Leonardtown, Maryland.  He also is survived by stepdaughters Cheryl Bradley & husband John, Carol Ballard. and husband, Mike, Beverly Staley and husband Gerry, and  Barbara Buckallew and husband Greg. 

He was preceded in death by two wonderful wives, Dorothy P Smith & Rogene Hayen Smith.

He also was preceded in death by all his siblings,  Carl Smith, Wayne Smith, and Carol Schwartz.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

2:00 PM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Donations

Trinity United Methodist Church

Linn County Community Chorus

Brookfield R-3 High School Music Department

Chillicothe United Methodist Church

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