Robert Lee Marshall, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep from heart failure on April 13, 2017 in Bishop, CA. It was the place he most loved in life. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Gateway Church of the Nazarene, located at 23560 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562. A reception will follow.
Robert was born January 20, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA., to Robert Lee Marshall and Marie Antonette Marshall. He was the oldest of three children with one brother, William Marshall, and one sister Deborah LaRocque. Bob grew up playing baseball, basketball, and football, which led him to Kansas for a time to play as a Jayhawk. He was a sports enthusiast and a devoted Raider fan.
He lived in Winchester, CA. with his wife and the two youngest of his children. He was very close to and dearly loved by his mother, Marie. He treasured spending time with his children and grandchildren, and was a amazing cook. He enjoyed a wonderful career at Nilfisk for the past 13 years.
Bob was my best friend and love of my life. He was my protector, provider, and a wonderful father to all of our children. He was known as Bob/Big Bob to his friends, and there are no words to describe how dearly missed he will be. I am so grateful to God to have been his wife for nearly 22 years. He was a Christian man and was recently enjoying a closer walk with Jesus. He was larger than life, joyful, loyal, and he loved his job. He took great care of his family & brought so much to our lives every day. He was deeply loved by his family and friends alike and made a very memorable impression. He was the kind of guy you can count on and he felt that way about his friends too. He was a great friend, dedicated and loving, and was full of fun. He loved to joke and tease constantly. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #261 in Winchester, CA. He was an avid camper, hunter, and fisherman. Intake 2 and Convict Lake were his favorite places to go.
Robert is survived by his wife Traci and children: daughter Brittany 34 & husband Dylan, Son Bobby 33, and wife Brittany, Son Samuel 18, and daughter Audrey 15. Grandchildren Gabriel 14, Nathan 9, Marshall 5, Finley 3 and granddaughter due August 2017. He is also survived by his mother, former wife and friend, Vicky King, his two siblings, and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The Bob Marshall Family Memorial Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/bob-marshall-family-memorial-fundor the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org