Larry J. Marshall


Larry J. Marshall, 66, of Brownstown, died of lung cancer at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home.

Born Nov. 11, 1948, in Scott County, he was the son of Floyd and Alma Bowman Marshall, both of whom preceded him in death. On Aug. 18, 1984, in Lee County, Illinois, he married Shelly Leturgez Grider, and she survives.

He was raised by his grandparents, Jackson and Maggie Sizemore, both of whom preceded him in death.

Larry enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 10, 1967, and was assigned to the USS Pueblo on Jan. 23, 1968. The Pueblo and the crew of 83 was captured by the North Koreans and held captive for 11 months until their release on Dec. 23, 1968. He continued his Navy career until his discharge on Jan. 4, 1971. His dedication to his country did not stop there. He later joined the Army National Guard from 1978 from 1982. Through his military service, he received the Navy Commendation Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon and the National Defense Service Ribbon. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and USS Pueblo Veterans Association.

Larry worked for Austin Sanitation Department from 1973 to 1975 and was a certified emergency medical technician for Ross Ambulance from 1975 to 1981. He received his GED in 1982 and received an associate degree in automotive in May 1989. He then went on to work for Travel Centers of America as a diesel mechanic until 2003 when his injuries from being a prisoner of war made him disabled.

Larry had many hobbies, such as cars, drawing, wood crafts, fishing, music and collecting eagles.

Other survivors include four children, Lisa (Tory) Collins of North Vernon, Megan Marshall of Brownstown, Dustin ( Kathy) Grider of Wisconsin and Donald (Ashley) Grider of Brownstown; two brothers, Mike (Evalee) Marshall of Austin and Jackie (Arlene) Marshall of Corydon; four sisters, Debbie ( Larry) Hutchinson of Henryville, Barbara Marshall and Brenda Ashley, both of Scottsburg, and Donna (Irvin) Banks of Lexington; three sisters-in-laws, Bonnie (Steve) Scott, Martha Gentry and Rhea Leturgez, all of Freetown; 13 grandchildren; and 32 nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Marshall; and three brothers–in-laws, Richard Gentry, Michael Leturgez and Terry Leturgez.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home. Steve Scott will officiate. Burial with military rites will follow at Freetown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.