Cecil Marsh

RIGA — Cecil Eldene Marsh was born the 1st of March, 1933, in Adrian, and was relieved of his fight with cancer the 11th of June, 2014 at Provincial House in the care of Hospice of Lenawee and surrounded by his family and the caring staff. He proudly served his country as Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he earned the National Defense, Korean Service and the United Nations Service medals. He was always proud of his service and spoke highly of anyone who had served. On Christmas Day in 1958 he wed the love of his life, Jacqueline Faust, in Toledo, Ohio. They were married for 51 wonderful years, and she preceded him in death on the 14th of March, 2010. He was also preceded in death by an infant son and several siblings, his parents and step-parents. He is survived by his two daughters, Phyllisanne (David) Southard of Riga and Kimberly (Jeff) Burgess of Adrian; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren who love and will miss him dearly; and several siblings in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Countless others who knew him as “Gabby” will also miss him. He could play nearly any musical instrument he picked up and loved holding country and bluegrass jam sessions with his friends and neighbors. His dream was to one day perform for the Grand Ol’ Opry. At his request, cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the donor’s charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel where online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.