Westminster College to host memorial service for Jack Marshall

Monday, January 9, 2012 | 5:09 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Westminster College in Fulton will hold a memorial service Saturday for John "Jack" Marshall, who died Nov. 20 of cancer. Doors will open at 2 p.m., an hour before the service starts at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

Marshall held many prominent positions at Westminster during his 40-year tenure there. He served as admission counselor, director of publicity, dean of men, dean of admissions, vice president for development, interim president and secretary for the Westminster College Board of Trustees. He was nicknamed “Mr. Westminster.”

Speakers for the memorial will include Westminster President Barney Forsythe and Marshall’s brothers, Dick and David Marshall. The Rev. Bill Young, Westminster chaplain emeritus, and current chaplain Jamie Haskins will preside.

“We mourn the passing of a man who devoted his life to Westminster and the noble principles that guide our institution, but at the same time, we give thanks for a life well-lived,” Forsythe said in a news release.

The 3 p.m. service will be followed by a reception in the church's Museum Undercroft. Overflow seating will be available in Champ Auditorium, where the service will be streamed live.

The memorial will be open to friends, family and the general public.

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