Arnold B. Marshall died peacefully at his home surrounded by family following a prolonged illness. He was born the son of the late Roy and Mabel Dyer Marshall. He was the beloved husband of Bess 'Bet' Sallee Marshall and the devoted father of, the light of his life, Rebecca Sallee Marshall Roush. He was the father-in-law of James 'Chip' Roush. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Claude Sr. and Ellis Sallee; his brother Paul Marshall; brother-in-law Claude Sallee, Jr.; nephews Barry Marshall and Mark Collins.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, his daughter and her husband, brothers Bill Marshall (Elva), Charles Marshall (Patty). He is also survived by brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law, Fern (Clem}Collins, Donna (Dale) Collins, Lucille Ison Sallee, Samuel Jesse (Evelyn) Sallee, Bobby (Betty) Sallee. Nieces Lisa Marshall Tackett; Melinda Marshall Poe; JoLynn Marshall Broyles; Diana Dine; Denise Kelly; Beth Collins. Nephews Claude Douglas, Michael, Gregory, and Scott Sallee; Randy, Rick, Gary, Jim and Mark Marshall; Brian Collins; and Dr. Josh Porter. In addition, he leaves several great and great, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. He adored his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews and enjoyed keeping up with their activities.
Arnold received his Bachelor's degree from Morehead State University and his Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Morehead State University. In addition, he completed a post graduate program in Administration from the University of Kentucky. He did additional post graduate work at Western Illinois University.
A retired educator, he served as Principal and Assistant Superintendent in Boone County Kentucky, and Superintendent of Schools at Unit District #335 in Illinois. He served in several educational organizations including President of School Administrators Association in Northern Kentucky and Central Illinois. He was an Education Advisor to the Governor of Illinois and to the Governor of Kentucky. He served on panels, and chaired committee meetings when he attended state and national meetings of Educational Administrators. He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi.
He also served at various times in many civic and community organizations: YMCA Board of Directors, The Lions Club, The Kiwanis Club, Board of Directors for Central Kentucky Red Cross(Chairman). He was a founding member of the Boyle-Mercer Helping Hands Association, serving as Chairman for several years. He was a long time member of the Methodist Church and served faithfully on committees and boards in both Kentucky and Illinois. He helped transport the Methodist youth to various places and supported their many endeavors.
His last position as Educator was Principal of Boyle County High School in Danville. After retiring from Education, he was appointed by the Governor as Secretary of Tourism, a position he held for over four years.
He was known for quietly helping others, especially those less fortunate. He was a "people person" and had friends from all walks of life.
We will always remember him as someone devoted to his family, as a man of extreme kindness and generosity to others, and as one who cherished friendships. He had a strong faith and a love of life. Today, we celebrate him.
Public Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home. Funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to the Sallee-Minnix Memorial 434 Lynnway Winchester, Ky 40391, Boyle-Mercer Helping Hands PO Box 1705 Danville, Ky 40423-1705 or the Third Street Methodist Church PO Box 514 Danville, Ky 40423.
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