Bobby Joe Marshall was born in Soper, Oklahoma, on September 12, 1929, as the only child of Mary (Singleton) and William Marshall. Bob graduated from Soper School in 1948 then earned his Degree of Agriculture from Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater in the early 1950’s. After his college graduation, Bob served his country for four years in the Panama Canal Zone.
Upon returning stateside, Bob touched a lot of lives during his 30 years in education, beginning at Shidler and Bradley Schools then serving at Grant Schools for 27 years teaching science and retiring in 1986 as high school principal. Bob was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed spending time with his family, ranching, hunting, and traveling. Bob was an avid bowler and loved to raise a garden.
Throughout his adult life, Bob was loved by two caring women: Wanda Popchoke (the mother of his children) and Marilyn Gooding.
Bob was loved by his friends and family and is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: Beverly (late Jerry) Matthews and Kimberly (Rocky) Smith along with his grandchildren Ashley (Marc) Elliott and Jennifer (Chase) Cothran and great-grandchildren Jack Cothran and Dakota Elliott plus another on the way.
Bob was also loved by Marilyn’s children: LoisAnn (Gary) Beason, Peggy (Danny) Maxson, and JoEtta (late David) Eveleigh plus their children and grandchildren.
In addition to several nieces and nephews by marriage, Bob is survived by his cousins and their families plus brother-in-law Lyndol Popchoke.
Bob departed for his heavenly home on September 9, 2020, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Soper Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in care of Soper Schools, where four generations of his family received their education.
Viewing for Mr. Marshall will be Friday, September 11, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey in Hugo, Oklahoma.
Attn: Soper Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 149
Soper, Oklahoma 74759