Charles H. Marsh, also lovingly known as Chuck and Charlie, of St. Louis, MO went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. He was born in Cherokee, Iowa on July 1, 1952. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and daughters after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 70.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Floyd Marsh; his Mother Leota (Gleason) Marsh; his younger sister Paulette Cessor; his niece Dorothy Hoyle.
He is survived by his dear wife Carol (Drake) Marsh; his daughters Kristen (Jason) Wisely, Heather Marsh and Hannah (Carl) Cunningham; his older sister Norma Jean (Bill) Sharrar; four granddaughters Penny, Abby, Payton and Charlie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted on May 5, 1971. During his time of service, he attended boot camp at Treasure Island, California; he completed sub school in Groton, Connecticut and spent time stationed in Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. He served aboard the Submarine USS Silversides SSN 679 for 5 years. He was honorably discharged from active duty in May 1978, then enlisted in the Navy Reserves where he continued to serve with the Seabees for 17 years. He met his wife at Groton Heights Baptist Church while stationed in Groton, Connecticut. They would have celebrated their 48th anniversary on May 17, 2023.
Shortly after leaving the Navy, he went to work for Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) in St. Louis in September 1979 where he worked 41 years until his retirement in October 2020.
He was actively involved at Emmaus Bible Chapel. He was a rock and a strong Christian man and devoted his life to the Lord. He always encouraged and prayed for others and shared his faith in the Lord.
Throughout his years, he enjoyed golfing (even if he didn’t stay on the green), trout fishing (even if they fought back) and bowling. He always enjoyed taking nature walks and travelling with his wife. He cherished time with his kiddos and grand kiddos. He loved spending time with his extended family and friends.
Anyone who knew him knows, he will always be remembered for his sense of humor, specifically his dad jokes and puns. In honor of him, here is one he used, even on his last day. When asked if he was alright, his reply was “No…I’m half left.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Dayspring Bible Camp
PO Box 470
Union, MO 63084
You have been invited to attend the live streamed service on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:50 AM CDT https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony/?c=362e626b-853b-40cf-b880-5c54319b7428