Death of a Class Mate - John T. Marshall, Jr. - 12th Co.


John T. Marshall, Jr., passed away on 29 January 2021, at the age of 88, after a brief illness.
John was born in Portland Maine and grew up in Hingham, MA. John graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1954 and stationed in CA where he met and married his wife, Joyce. The Navy brought them to Va. Beach in 1965. Upon leaving the Navy, John taught math and coached tennis at First Colonial High School. He also worked for System Development Corp prior to his retirement where he traveled to Germany and Japan. He and Joyce were married for 57 years until her passing in 2016. His parents and brother, Scott also preceded him in death. John loved traveling the world, attending the annual Army / Navy football games with his family and close friends (Go Navy!), eating steamed crabs on the back deck for his birthday and drinking a beer on the Anna Marie Island City Pier in Florida.
John is survived by his sons Steve (wife Kim) and Jay (wife Nicole), six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; his sister Janet and brother Bruce. He leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews in the US and Canada. John was a man of few words and requested no service.
The family will gather with friends when the weather warms and COVID restrictions lift to celebrate John's life. Donations in John's name can be made to the organization of your choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 7, 2021.
Joyce Montgomery Marshall, died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 21, 2016, after a short illness. She was born on December 7, 1933, in Ontario, Canada and moved to Longbeach, CA, where she met and married her husband, John. She moved to Virginia Beach in 1965 and retired from Virginia Beach General Hospital after 30 years of service as a registered nurse. She enjoyed traveling the world, playing Bingo with her granddaughter, Stacey and spending her winters on Anna Marie Island, Florida walking along the gulf coast. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John T. Marshall; sons, Steven (wife Kim) and Jay (wife Nicole); 6 grandchildren, Stacey (husband Brent), Justin, Caitlin (husband Joe), Brent, Kelsey and Matthew; and 4 great grandchildren, Mason, Julianna, Logan and Kenzi. She is also survived by her sister, Mae; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her sister-in-law, Janet Gunther and best friend, Betty McWilliams for all the years of friendship and special care during her recent illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com Funeral Home Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel 1264 Great Neck Road Virginia Beach , VA US 23454 Memorial Service Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel 1264 Great Neck Road Virginia Beach , VA US 23454.
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