By Caleb Fortenberry
IVANHOE - The City of Ivanhoe announced that Deputy Marshal Chuck Wayne Marshall of Woodville, has died at 48 on Tuesday evening. They stated, “It is with a very heavy heart that I share that our beloved Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall Passed away this evening. We will let you know what the arrangements are as we find out. Prayers for the family.”
Marshall, who was a former Tyler County sheriff’s deputy, experienced a sudden medical problem leading to his unexpected death.
There was a remembrance of Marshall’s life at the entrance of Ivanhoe. Marshall’s patrol vehicle was parked at his office to let individuals leave letters of sentiment for the family this past Friday.
The visitation for Marshall was held Saturday at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. The funeral services were held Sunday at 3 PM at Church in The Country, followed by the burial at Frank Branch Cemetery in Fred.
Ivanhoe City Marshal Terry Riley, who worked with Marshall, conveyed to the Booster last Sunday, “Today is October 4 (10-4), which in 10 code means everything is ok. Today as I lay my Deputy, brother in blue, best friend to rest on this day, I realize Chuck Marshall is looking down on us and letting us know everything is going to be ok. I hope this brings a little peace to his family, brothers and sisters in blue and red, and friends knowing Chuck has got our six from the arms of God.”
Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin wrote in a statement on Oct 2, “Law enforcement is a close-knit community of service men and women who play a critical role in society by protecting those who do good from those who would do wrong. Chuck was a part of that community. He will be greatly missed by this office and all of his brothers in blue.”
Parts of this article were taken from the Booster’s media partner KJAS.