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William "Bill" Marsh, Jr.

June 15, 1935 — March 2, 2015

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Wrens, GA  – William “Bill” Luther Marsh, Jr., 79, loving husband of 56 years to Doris Ann Howard Marsh,  entered into rest Monday morning, March 2, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, March 5, 2015 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Key and Dr. Douglas Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Bill was born to the late Ollie Marie Hudson Thompson and the late William Luther Marsh, and grew up in the Swainsboro area. After serving in the Army, he worked as a service tech/installer for Town & Country Gas, retiring after 27+ years of service. Being a jack-of-all trades—he could do a little bit of everything—Bill was a very hard worker and a great provider for his family. He faithfully served his Lord and was a Baptist by faith.  He loved to hear “good” preaching, listen to southern gospel music and was a strong supporter of several mission ministries. A compassionate and generous man, he provided heat, food, and did odd jobs for those in need, especially his “widow ladies”. Bill wanted everyone to be happy, to be taken care of, and to know that they are loved. He cherished his family above all else and was most content in their presence.

Bill is also preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Marsh.  Other survivors include his children, Debra M. Harnage and husband, James, and Robert R. Marsh, all of Lakeland FL; three siblings, Mary Odum of Swainsboro, Jimmy Marsh and wife Beverly of Grovetown, and Henry Thompson and wife Debra of Swainsboro; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will be Richard Johnson, David Lindner, Steve Norton, Alan Rabun, Tony Reese, and Wayne Scott. Serving as honorary pallbearer is Jay Bullock, Bill’s “adopted” son.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2015 at James Funeral Home.

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I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free!


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