Funeral services for the late Mr. Prince Marsh Sr. were held Oct. 14, 2017 at 12 noon from Union Baptist Church. Reverend Alvin Howard officiated. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville directed.
Mr. Prince Marsh Jr., affectionately known as Daddy Tut by family & friends was born January 19, 1921 to the late Prince and Lillia Marsh in Butler County. He was the youngest of five children.
Four siblings preceded him in death.
Prince was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Celestine Marsh on Feb. 2, 1938 and they remained loyal to each other until death. To this union five children were born, Jessie , Rufus, Hattie, Gracie and Earlie. Jessie and Rufus preceded them in death.
He joined Union Baptist Church at an early age where he served faithfully. Prince was a devoted husband and father. He only had one arm, but he did anything with that one arm that any man with two arms could do. His hobbies were fishing and gardening and he loved raising vegetables and got much joy from blessing the less fortunate with them.
He passed from life to eternal rest on Oct. 3 at the Georgiana Nursing Home in Georgiana. He was in the Nursing Home by choice. He admitted himself knowing that his devoted son Earlie and daughter Gracie was going to see that he would be taken care of.
He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Hattie Page, Detroit, Mich.; Gracie Kelley, Rosetta Marsh, both of Greenville; Earlie (Evon) Marsh of Millbrook; daughter-in-law, Charla Mae Marsh, Greenville; a foster family whom he loved dearly Hattie, Cassandra and Renee Gulley, forty two grandchildren, one hundred and nineteen great grandchildren, and numerous other grands and a future son-in-law, James (Pop) Chambers. A special nephew, Jimmie Riley and a host of other relatives and friends.