Rev. Proctor Marshall – Obituary


Rev. Proctor Willis Marshall, 84 of Greenville, NC passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 surrounded by his beloved family.  He was born February 1, 1937 in Wake County, NC to the late Clarence Howard and Willard Josephine Chalk Marshall. Rev. Marshall was a faithful servant and truly was the hands and feet of Jesus. Knowing Christ and making him known was his greatest desire. He shared the good news in many ways: pastoring for over 50 years, counseling countless friends, church and family members, leading a radio program, singing, guitar and harmonica playing, volunteering at nursing homes, etc. The list could go on and on. Wherever he went, he shared his faith, showed people the love of Jesus, and always made people smile. He was known by many names and titles, such as, Brother Marshall, PW, Granddaddy, Pop, and/or Poppy. He loved to tell stories and jokes, fish, help others in need, play with his grandchildren, cook his famous barbeque chicken, and just spend time with his family. He was a selfless, loving, gentle, wise, joyful, and peaceful man whose legacy will not soon be forgotten. He will be missed dearly and loved always. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mable Marshall, brothers Robert and CH Marshall, his sister Carolyn Faye, and his granddaughter Heather Faulk.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Dorothy Marshall, daughters Jennifer Brace and husband Robert Brace of Stanfield, Joann Baker of Smithfield, Lisa Marshall of Stanfield, Glenda Mancia of Concord, grandchildren April Bratton, Joshua Rollins, Jason Fauk, Jamie Lewis, Kimberly Jernigan, Chris Angeles, great grandchildren Gracyn Bratton, Ava Bratton, Adaline Bratton, Noah Talton, Abigail Jernagan, Tristan Lewis, Trinity Lewis, and Avett Angeles.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Rev. Phillip Lyon and Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Wake Forest City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 at the funeral home.

Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wake Forest is serving the Marshall Family.

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