Saturday, January 14, 2012
The late Jack Marshall, a beloved former college official. earned the title of “Mr. Westminster” for his long service to Westminster College.
During a memorial service for Marshall Saturday, Barney Forsythe, president of Westminster College, intoned: “Jack Marshall ... Mr. Westminster ... Well done our good and faithful servant.”
The memorial service was at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton. The church, which seats 300, was jammed with friends and associates gathered to remember Marshall. The event also was available for viewing at nearby Champ Auditorium via closed circuit television.
Forsythe said Marshall had served in numerous offices during his lifetime career at Westminster College. His many positions included dean of students, vice president of development, interim president, and secretary of the board of trustees at the college.
Marshall was a 1953 graduate of Westminster. Except for two years in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, he spent his entire career at Westminster College in Fulton.
Marshall was active in the community, serving as an ambassador for the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce, the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society and numerous other civic organizations.