Longtime Carmi businessman, Wade Richard Marshall, 82, of Omaha passed away at 5:48 a.m., Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. He was born in Alpharetta, GA on June 19, 1938 the son of Albert Herman and Lola Mae (Kell) Marshall. Richard married Karen A. Kenyon in 1964. Richard had owned and operated Marshall Electric in Carmi. He was a Mason and had served in the U.S. Army Reserves having been called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis. Richard was proud of his family, working alongside them at Marshall Electric and following his grandchildren to watch them participate in their races, sporting events or an other activity, he was always there to support them. He enjoyed working in his yard and camping and had a passion for making knives, He loved NASCAR racing and traveling.
Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Karen; a daughter, Kim Pritchard of Evansville, IN; two sons, Rick (Kelly) Marshall and Mike (Stephanie) Marshall all of Carmi; two sisters, Pat Hansard of Alpharetta, GA and Zelma Lewis of Cumming, GA; nine grandchildren, Chelsea (Greg) Dolden, Zac Pritchard, Cody Pritchard, Wade, Drew and Cale Marshall and Mason, Avery and Cade Marshall; two step-grandchildren, Kate Broster and Natalie (Ogden) Hackett; four great-grandchildren, Triston Pritchard, Izzy Dolden, Eli Pritchard and Silar Cochenour; and several nieces, nephews, coworkers and friends.
Graveside funeral services for Richard Marshall, 82, of Omaha will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Palestine #2 Cemetery in Omaha. Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Shriners Hospital for Children and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements. In accordance with recommendations from the CDC and IDPH social distancing will be observed and masks will be required.