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John Smith "Jack" Marshall, Jr

April 28, 1927 — April 1, 2022

John Smith “Jack” Marshall, 94, of La Junta passed away on April 1, 2022, at the Crowley County Nursing Center in Ordway. He was born on April 28, 1927, to John Smith “Jack”, Sr. & Melba (Reed) Marshall in Sterling, Colorado.

He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. He then served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from La Junta Junior College where he continued his education graduating from CU Boulder with a degree in economics.

Jack married Jackie Hamilton on April 1, 1948, in Rocky Ford. After he graduated from CU, they moved to La Junta where he worked with his father and Curt Clymer at Marshall-Clymer TV Service. Jack and his family later started Sun Country Farms, Inc. which included a farrow to finish, hog operation and crop farming. He retired from farming at the age of 84.

He was active in the First United Methodist Church, La Junta City government serving as Mayor in the 1960’s and was active in the Republican Party. He served as District Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis International and belonged to Jaycees. In his later years, he served on the board of Associated Charities in La Junta, which was near and dear to his heart.

Jack survived by his wife of 74 years of the Crowley County Nursing Home; children, Lynn (Ted) Martin of Colorado Springs; Leslie McKenzie of La Junta; Sandy (Jerry) Munson of La Junta; John Smith Marshall, III of Colorado Springs and Suzanne Marshall of La Junta; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Pat Adams and brother, Lee Marshall.

As per Jack’s request cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Associated Charities, 517 Colorado Ave., La Junta, CO, 81050 or charity of your choice direct or through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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