Alva Jenkins Marshall, age 77, of Manchester, TN passed away peacefully on
February 17, 2021. Born on December 9, 1943, he was the third child of
James Harry Marshall and Leah Beryl Jenkins Marshall of Vonore, TN. Al was
a graduate of Vonore High School in 1961, and he was a 1966 graduate of the
University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Physics degree. In
1979, he married Mary Jane Bloom Marshall of Huntsville, AL, with whom he
had one son.
Al spent the bulk of his career as a computer systems engineer, living and
working in Huntsville for several years upon his graduation from college.
He returned home to East Tennessee with his wife, Janie, in 1979 and worked
for Alcoa Corporation for a number of years. In 1986, Al moved to
Manchester and eventually settled in Tullahoma, TN, where he lived for
nearly 30 years, many of which he spent commuting to Huntsville for work.
He retired in 2007, and a few years ago he moved back to Manchester where
he was a resident at Extended Family Care.
Al enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He loved Jeeps, having owned one
most of his life. He also enjoyed sports, primarily college football, and
spent many a Saturday grilling steaks and watching the Vols. The true love
of his life was his wife, Janie, and although their time together on Earth
was short, he carried her memory with him vibrantly.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, James Harry Marshall and Leah Beryl
Jenkins Marshall; his brothers, MAJ (Ret.) Dennis Sanford Marshall and
Frederick Ray Marshall; his sister, Judith Faye Marshall Bonafield; and his
wife, Mary Jane Bloom Marshall.
Al is survived by his son, Jordan Ray (Julie) Marshall of Nashville, TN;
his grandson, Miles Thomas Marshall; and his granddaughter, Molly Jane
Interment of ashes will occur at a later date in a columbarium in the
chapel of Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens in Alcoa, TN. The family may
also hold a private memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, trace a trotline, go for a Jeep ride or fire up the
grill and think of Al. Memorial contributions may also be made to Avalon
Hospice – Tullahoma. Please visit our website at
www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences.