A former member of the Altus City Council for many years, Speedy chose not to run in 2002, but served the last few years as the Vice-Mayor of Altus.
On December 31, 1949 Speedy married the love of his life, Jo Jackson. She preceded him in death in 1996, after he cared for her during failing health for many years. Speedy is survived by two sons, Matt Marshall of Duke, Oklahoma and Luke Marshall of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; one brother, Don Marshall and wife Vernie of Altus, Oklahoma and one sister, Hazel Darby of Altus, Oklahoma. Speedy is also survived by three grandchildren who he dearly loved; Laramie, Landon and Laina Marshall of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
A committal service will be held at the Altus City Cemetery on Friday, July 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Eugene Foreman officiating. A celebration of life service for James F. (Speedy) Marshall will follow at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Doug Burr officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. Tributes can be made at www.lowell-tims.com.
First United Methodist Church
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