MARSHALL J. SMITH

Marshall J. Smith, 87, of Newark, DE passed away on November 8, 2016. Mr. Smith was born in Easton, MD to the late Marshall S. Smith and Emma (Spencer) Smith). His family moved to Delaware where he later graduated from Henry C. Conrad High School and then Goldey Beacom Business College. Marshall served his country in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.
He owned and operated Richmar Frozen Food Center in Newport. Marshall went on to take over his father’s business, Smith and Burris Rendering Company. After selling the business, Marshall continued to work and retired from Real Estate Sales, having worked for Young & Murray and Century 21.
Marshall is survived by his wife Jeanette E. Smith; his sons, Marshall J. Smith, II (Katherine Weir) of Hawaii and Richard L. Smith (Beverly A. Helms) of Wilmington, DE; stepsons, Daniel J. Farren, III (Penny Farren) of MO and Francis E. Farren (Andrea Farren) of Newark, DE., 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Monday November 14, 2016 from 10:30–12:00 followed by a service at 12:00 at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. In lieu of flowers contributions in Marshall’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Fl. Newark, DE 19711.