Bobby Gene Marsh

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Mr. Bobby Gene Marsh, 87, of Bussey, Iowa, died in Braggs on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Mr. Marsh was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Bussey, Iowa. After high school graduation, Bobby joined the United States Navy where he served our country proud for 30 years. He started his career as a sonar tech and was chief of the USS DDE Nicholas and chief of USS Blackfin-322. He was also a Navy recruiter and ended his career at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center in Pensacola, Fla.

During his 30 years, the Navy took him to places such as Korea, Japan, Hawaii, California, Connecticut and Florida, just to name a few. After retiring from the Navy, Bobby worked as a college instructor and in insurance and sales, while still continuing to travel the United States. Later in life he, returned to Bussey, Iowa, until recently moving in with his daughter in Alabama. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

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His wife, Velma Fay Marsh; children, Donald Marsh, Carol Marsh and Richard Marsh; parents, Clarence and Opal Neiferth Marsh and sisters, Patricia Marsh and Linda Galvin, preceded Mr. Marsh in death.

Survivors include, his children, Bobby Marsh Jr. and Velma Fay Callaway; grandchildren, Joann Marsh, Bobby Marsh III, Krystal Munoz, Dakota Callaway, Daniel Callaway and David Callaway; siblings, Ronald Marsh and Leah Garrett and nieces and nephews, Randy Garrett, Russ Garrett, Doug Garrett, Tralawney Trueblood, Gary Galvin, Mark Marsh, Steve Marsh, John Marsh, Brad Marsh and Brian Marsh and their families.

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