Dr. James W. Marsh
Funeral Date: 9/25/2013

Obituary:
Dr. James Wallis Marsh, age 91, of Warren, Arkansas, died Saturday, September 21, at Bradley County Medical Center. Dr. Marsh had practiced medicine in Warren for over 50 years. He was born December 11, 1921, in Limestone Gap, Oklahoma, a son of the late James Evrard Marsh and Halcyone Wallis Marsh. He was a graduate of Prescott High School. Dr. Marsh served during World War II in the US Army, Company B 153rd Infantry and the Army Air Corp, graduating from Aviation Cadet School in 1943, where he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He held a BS from the University of Arkansas, a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Arkansas and was a 1950 Graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr Marsh served a military medical internship with the 7th Air Force at Madigan General Army Hospital, Tacoma, Washington, finishing on June 30, 1951, with the rank of Captain. He located in Warren, Arkansas, in l951; was the founding partner in Marsh-George Clinic, a partner in Warren Aviation, Inc., holding several aviation licenses ratings; a partner in Brown Feed Store and the owner of the Town Shop. Dr. Marsh enjoyed horse racing and was the owner/partner in a number of horses. He was a Rotarian and served as Chief of Staff of the Bradley County Medical Center and a Board member and Chairman of the hospital for many years. Dr. Marsh was inducted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013. Surviving is his wife, LaDonna Trantham Marsh, whom he married on May 30, 1985, at Warren, Arkansas; 2 sons, Dr. Wallis Marsh, Jr, Pittsburgh, PA, and Blake Marsh and wife Angela, Warren, AR; 5 daughters Kathy Marsh Nasworthy, Carrollton, TX, Patty Marsh Mitchell and husband Bill, Texarkana, AR, Cindy Marsh Smith and husband Bruce, Hot Springs, AR, Dr. Dichelle George and husband John, Warren, AR, Danae Watson and husband Wyatt, Russellville, AR; a brother in law D. J. Trantham, Bossier City, LA, and a special caregiver, Jo Terry, Warren, AR; 13 grandchildren, Keith Nasworthy and wife, Erin, Dr. Allan Smith and wife, Lori, Tony Smith and wife, Molly, Dr. Adam Smith and wife, Wendy, Carson Marsh and wife, Ashley, Sarah Marsh, Lauren Marsh, Blake Marsh, Rebecca Marsh, Carley George, John Wesley George, Luke Watson and Will Watson; 6 great grandchildren, Nate Nasworthy, Elizabeth Nasworthy, Avery Smith, Owen Smith, Nina Smith and Mia Grace Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. William Edward Marsh and a sister, Ruth Alice Marsh Carter. Funeral services were 2:00pm Wednesday, September 25, at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery at Monticello, Arkansas. Active pallbearers were Keith Nasworthy, Allen Smith, Nate Nasworthy, Tony Smith, Adam Smith and Blake Marsh, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. David Chambers, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Dr. David Foscue, Dr. Ken Purvis, Jim Cross, Tom Colvin, Clifton Joyner, Don McWilliams and Robert Green. Memorials preferred: Bradley County Medical Center Benevolent Fund, 404 South Bradley Street, Warren, AR 71676, The Bradley County Medical Foundation, 404 South Bradley Street, Warren, AR 71671, The Bradley County Veteranís Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR 71671, The First United Methodist Church, 111 West Church Street, Warren, AR 71671 or the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA, 207 North Main Street, Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: Many a life touched by Dr.Marsh, he dedicated himself to Warren, and we all have great memories of him, his work, his smile, his love for life! Sincere prayers for all family.

Name: Johnnie Parker-Angle
Message: We have lost the BEST DOCTOR,a DEAR FRIEND a person could ever have. I know HEAVEN was awiting. Never forget you. REST IN PEASE.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: A true icon of Warren has passed away. Many lives he has healed and made well over the year. A terrific man, a great doctor and a man who loved his community and all those in it. You will be missed. My prayers to the entire family.

Name: Louan Reep Butts and Nell Reep
Message: Heaven gained a wonderful doctor and friend. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Name: Teresa Watson
Message: Dr. Marsh was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him the 18 years that I worked at BCMC! My condolences to the family.

Name: Terry Hunter
Message: Blake and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Marsh. I know what you are going through and all I can say is it gets easier with time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Praying for you and your family!

Name: Leonard & Sharon Rice
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Name: Patsy R. Smith
Message: Dr. Marsh was a true physician in heart, mind and soul. He was a friend to so many and will be greatly missed.

Name: David Harcrow
Message: My condolences and prayers to the Marsh family, Dr. Marsh delivered me when I was born, as he did many of my brothers and sisters, he was a good man and will be missed.

Name: Tolese Crutchfield
Message: Wishing Dr George and family all the best.

Name: William , Toni & Brent Miller
Message: Your family is in our prayers.

Name: David & Carla Allgeier
Message: Although we did not know Dr. Marsh personally we do know how much he was loved by his grandson Keith and his family. He will be fondly remembered and missed.

Name: Mike Berry
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Name: Robbie Clark Bowers
Message: My sympathy to each family member. Dr. Marsh delivered my oldest son. And he was our family Dr. for many years when I was growing up.He was an icon in Warren,and will be sorely missed by the community and friends near and far. God be with you all.

Name: margaret baker-black
Message: The town of warren was blessed to have such a great Dr. and friend to everyone,

Name: Barbara (Pirtle) Hayden
Message: LaDonna so sad to hear of this loss. Dr. Marsh was not only the BEST doctor but a great friend to all of his patience. There will never be another Dr. Marsh. He will be missed. My sympathy to you and the your family. My God wrap his Loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers

Name: Christi Pennington and Pauline Ozment
Message: Ladonna, Dichelle, and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Marsh was a very special person and we will never forget his kindness to dad when he was sick. You and your family are in our prayers!

Name: Ernie, Earline, Pam and Angie Ferrell
Message: Dr. Marsh was indeed a great inspiration to us. He was our doctor, counselor, friend, and advisor. Many years ago Ernie was hospitalized for six months. With God's help and Dr. Marsh's knowledge, patience, and perseverance, we were able to stay focused on school and work while Ernie recovered from the devastation of a falling tree in a logging accident. We will always treasure the great memories of Dr. Marsh. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. May God bring you peace and comfort.

Name: Linda & Philip Cathey
Message: Philip and I are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Marsh delivered Philip and was there when Agines passed away. he was a very good DR. and will be remembered by a lot of people.

Name: Betty Russell
Message: My prayers go out to all the Marsh family and Dr. George. We have lost the greatest doctor and friend. When he did my last surgery, I asked to look at his hands, he was solid as a rock. He laughed. We all loved him and he will be missed.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Our prayers for the family. Dr. Marsh was well loved in the community.

Name: Bill & Sherry White
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Marsh was a good man and loved by many. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: To the Marsh family, I sit here in Alabama with such a heavy heart after reading of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. I want to thank you as a family for sharing this kind and gentle man with the rest of us. We are a better person, family member, friend and part of the medical family from BCMC because of this ICON.

Name: Sue Edzards
Message: Patty, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Sue

Name: Patsy Newton
Message: My condolences and prayers to the Marsh family

Name: Don & Patsy Watson
Message: Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: BLAKE AND FAMILY, SO SORRY ABOUT DR MARSH. HE WAS ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND SUCH A NICE MAN. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: I have a mixture of emotions as I think of Dr. Marsh. Saddened that we will have to continue our lives without his awesome presence. Elated because he is, I'm sure, making doctor rounds in Heaven and able to continue doing what he has always loved to do in a healthy body once again. Honored that although I can't say he delivered me or that I've known him my whole life as many can, but that I've known him for 15 years. Dr. Marsh taught me a tremendous amount as a new nurse and had a compassion for BCMC like no other. I will miss his hugs, his kisses, his smile, his laugh, & his wisdom. I will smile when I pass the race track, when I call the Hogs, and all the memories I have of this wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during these difficult days ahead. Love, Paige

Name: Grace Thompson-Duncan
Message: Kathy, it was so good seeing you at the class reunion,but was so sorry to learn of Dr.Marsh's death.My prayers go out to all of your families.

Name: Emily Whitney
Message: Praying for the family during this difficult time! So many great memories of Dr Marsh! He was a wonderful man and Doctor and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him!

Name: Ed and Marsha Lain
Message: So sorry for your loss

Name: Marcy Kirkpatrick
Message: Patty,Cindy and family, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Love and prayers to all of you. Marcy Kirkpatrick,AST,AG,1972

Name: Glenna Norman
Message: Dear Mr. Blake Kenny and I are so sorry to hear of your great loss our prayers are with you and your family.( Kenneth Hartman and Glenna Norman)

Name: Rayburn & Elois Taylor
Message: Such a wonderful person. Not only a great Doctor but a great friend as well. Always a hug and a shoulder if you needed it, an ear if you needed it or a talking to if that's what it took. He will be greatly missed by our family. Many prayers to the family. Rayburn, Elois, and family

Name: Linda Hamilton
Message: Mr Blake I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad my prayers are with you and your family

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you all during this time of loss!

Name: LEA FORREST FAULKNER
Message: I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.

Name: June & Jackie West
Message: Dr Marsh was one of my favorite people. He was my Doctor from childhood. He delivered both my children. He was a great man and a great Doctor.Thank you Dr. Marsh, we will miss you.

Name: cindy spencer
Message: I was saddened to hear of this wonderful man's passing but happy he is no longer in his frail,helpless body. I know it hurt him so much to be in such a condition before his death. He was a wonderful man and one I am and was glad to call "my friend". I know he is now in Heaven soaring with all the angels. Fly,Dr. Marsh, Fly! You will be sadly missed! Our loss is Heavens Gain. My condolences to all his family.

Name: Brigitte & Mike Bondio, Brennan and Elizabeth Bondio
Message: Dr. Marsh was a special man. He touched so many lives and will be missed! We are praying for you during this difficult time. We love you! Brigitte, Mike, Brennan & Elizabeth

Name: Catreninia York
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Name: Tina Battles
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Name: Gary and Sandra Langford
Message: We were so sorry to hear about Dr. Marsh's passing. He was a great physician and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Name: Randall , Paula & James Lewis
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Name: Connie Mitchell
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Name: Dee Dee McCauley
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Name: Sallie Carmical Nix
Message: Wallis & Blake, I am sad that your dad is gone. Seems like the original Bradley Co. Hospital has only a small fragment of itself left. Loved Dr. Marsh. He was a great Dr. & such fun to be around. I'll miss him.

Name: Wanda McClellan
Message: It has been several days since "My Hero's" passing and I'm still without words to express to all of you what a big place Dr Marsh holds in my heart. Things he done such as coming in on his day off to deliver my first child. Never failing to answer the phone or return a call and because of him I'm still alive. After 2 other doctors sent me away he seen the importance of doing a biopsy and in a few days diagnosed me with breast cancer. For his concern I'll forever be grateful and for the family that had to sacrifice this special man, I'll forever be grateful. I'm looking forward to seeing "My Hero" again.