Johnny Lynn “Pop” Marshall

12/03/1939 –

 04/20/2021

  • Visitation
Date: 04/23/2021
Time: 5:00 pm
  – 7:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 04/24/2021
Time: 2:00 pm
  – 3:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Graveside Service
Date: 04/26/2021
Time: 10:30 am
  – 12:30 am
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

Obituary

The family of Johnny Lynn “Pop” Marshall will celebrate his life of 81 years at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., and all guests are encouraged to meet at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers at 10:30 a.m. and join the procession to Resthaven Cemetery (Lubbock, Tx). He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family and loved ones. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page and sign his virtual guestbook. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

He was born on December 3, 1939, in Jackson, Mississippi, to R.W. “Buddy” and Luva Lee Marshall. He attended school in Delhi, Louisiana through 4th grade, Eldorado, Arkansas, 5th through 9th grade, and Farmington, New Mexico, for 10th grade.  He completed his high school education at Lovington High School in Lovington, New Mexico, graduating in 1957, where he found his high school sweetheart, Shirley Ann Perry.  Johnny completed one year of college at Eastern New Mexico in Portales and then returned to Hobbs, New Mexico, where he worked for Ralph Johnson Rig Company.

On March 6, 1959, Johnny and Shirley married in Lovington, New Mexico, and were happily married for 61 years before Shirley’s passing in August 2020 after a lengthy illness. The couple had three children: Denise Bullock, Melissa Portwood, and Michael “Mike” Marshall.

Shortly after they were married, Johnny and Shirley relocated to Lubbock, Texas, where Johnny worked for Pioneer Natural Gas Company as a Labor & Plant Operator.  Pioneer later became Energas and then Atmos Energy, where Johnny was a Senior Corrosion Technician.  After 46 years of dedicated service, Johnny retired on March 10, 2006, which allowed him to spend all of his time with his family. Johnny learned to become a diehard Red Raider fan with his wife and attended all Texas Tech home football games and Lady Raider basketball games with Shirley.

He was a longtime resident of Lubbock and was an active member of Boy Scouts of America, where he served as an assistant scoutmaster for five years and scoutmaster for 13 years with Troop 406 at St John’s Methodist Church.  Johnny’s commitment to the Boy Scouts was also reflected by his Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor as well as being Wood Bade trained.

Johnny was involved with Lubbock Soccer Association for 20+ years as a coach, player, and referee.  His proudest moments were coaching both his son and daughter, as well as the time he played in the men’s league with the Shamrocks. Johnny’s love for the game also provided the opportunity for him to serve as a state referee and a North Texas Referee Instructor and Assessor.

Johnny’s commitment to community service led him to join the Redbud Lions Club, where he proudly served and held every office in the club during his 40 year service.  For over 38 years, Johnny and his wife Shirley could be seen working at the Lions Club Booth at the South Plains Fair.  Johnny’s commitment and leadership to the Lions Club were further exemplified by being awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, Texas Lions Fellowship, Jack Weiss Fellowship, and he was recognized as a Life Member of Lions Club International.  Johnny also served many years as a committee member at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas.

Johnny’s hobbies included custom jewelry making, woodworking, hunting, and researching his ancestry.  Johnny’s woodworking talents and legacy can be seen in his handmade dulcimers, handmade walking canes, custom rocking horses, and baby beds for his grandchildren.

Johnny’s favorite time of year was Christmas, where he could often be found watching one of his two favorite movies, Polar Express or the original Christmas Carol.  He was proud to show his collection of 200+ Santa figurines and had a passion for collecting lighthouse replicas, wind chimes, and German beer steins.

Those that knew Johnny well knew he always liked to play practical jokes, often scaring his wife, grandkids, and fellow co-workers.  Johnny gained nicknames over the years, including “Sodie” by his oilfield workers (because he enjoyed drinking a Coke on his coffee breaks), “Daddy Boy” by his daughters, and “Pop” or “Poppa Doodle” by his daughter-in-law, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

Johnny is survived by his daughter Denise Bullock and husband Wayne (Lubbock Tx), daughter Melissa Portwood and husband Richard (Lubbock, Tx), son Michael “Mike” Marshall, and wife April (Lubbock, Tx).  He is also survived by eight grandkids: Matthew Bullock, Jason Bullock, Jessica Bullock, Lacy Caldwell, Andrew Marshall, Mason Marshall, Karalyn Marshall, and Cole Marshall, as well as six great-grandchildren.  Johnny is also survived by Dallas and Kay Cowan, his brother and sister-in-law, from Spokane, Washington and one sister, Susan Ann Hubby of New Mexico.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents R.W. “Buddy” and Luva Lee Marshall, his brother Billy Noel Marshall, a great-grandson Travis Wayne, a great-granddaughter Lucy Ryan, and his beautiful wife and sweetheart Shirley.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Marshall, Mason Marshall, Cole Marshall, Charlie Bullock, Alistair Caldwell, Clay Cash, Kelly Pope, Keith Pope, and Ed Fahsholtz. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Redbud Lions Club.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Hwy, Kerrville Tx 78028 in memory of Johnny Lynn Marshall.

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