After 66 years of love, joy, and unmistakable laughter, David “Bubba” Lamar Marshall, of Concord, left this world in a better place than he found it Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.
He never knew a stranger, and shared God’s greatest gift of love with everyone he met. David loved his family like Peter loved the Lord and he loved his friends like family. He literally caught enough fish to feed ten thousand and brightened the lives of even more.
David never knew how to slow down. Retirement wasn’t an option after a successful 22-year career with Golden Corral during which he rose to general manager, training manager and district manager. He always wanted to be productive, especially when that meant an opportunity to meet more people. David never stopped helping people and professing his love of Jesus as an involved member and volunteer at New Hope Worship Center.
He has been reunited with his parents, Eugene Noland and Hazel Novella Marshall, siblings, James Michael Marshall and Laura Jean Maupin, nephew, Edward Noland Marshall, and his beloved four-legged friends, Jack and Buddy.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 17 years, Marci Baker Marshall, daughter, Dianna Marshall Mangum (David Mangum), siblings, Brenda Davis (Carl Davis), Eddie Marshall, and Susie Aaron (Michael Aaron), Joanne Marshall, wife of the late Mike Marshall; grandchildren, Amaya, Gwyneth, and Carter, as well as a gaggle of nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at New Hope Worship Center, 452 Brookwood Ave N.E., Concord. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.
Flowers are welcome, fishing lures are preferred, and donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the New Hope Worship Center Camp Scholarship Fund, The Humane Society of the United States, charities supporting autism awareness and research, or charities supporting diabetes research.
As we celebrate and remember David’s life, we can hear this heartfelt farewell…”Bye, I love you, but remember who loves you more.” And laughter…a lot of laughter.
"See you at the top!" — David