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Charlie Lee Marshall

April 4, 1938 - February 21, 2023

Charlie Lee Marshall was born on April 4th, 1938, in Lynchburg, VA to Winifred and Lewis Marshall. He departed on February 21st, 2023. At a young age, Charlie became a member of Holcomb Rock Baptist Church. He graduated from Susie G. Gibson High School. Shortly after graduating, he married Doris Braxton. Charlie then served 2 years in the United States Army. Always having a fondness for cars, Charlie then worked at General Motors for 39 years. He started on the assembly line and later served as President of Local 595 of United Auto Workers in Linden, NJ.

In 2007, Charlie retired and moved back to Lynchburg, VA. He remained a member of Holcomb Rock Baptist and served as trustee. During retirement he joined Robert F. Braxton Masonic Lodge 318 of Madison Heights, VA. He also became a member of the American Legion Post 16.

Charlie was a huge football and golf fan. He loved the Los Angeles Rams; his favorite player was #99 Aaron Donald. He loved everything about cars and enjoyed going for rides in his 1974 Convertible Chevrolet Caprice. He enjoyed traveling and vacationing with family. Considered by many family members as Mr. Fix It, no matter what was broken he would repair it. Charlie enjoyed sitting on his deck watching the mountains, usually with a cold one. He was affectionately known as “Poppy” to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was considered a godfather to numerous of his nieces and nephews. Poppy was always there to give advice to anyone that needed it, no matter what. He was one of a kind, completely irreplaceable and will be missed immensely.

Charlie leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife Doris Marshall; two daughters Tina Amir and Vera Marshall and goddaughter Kerri T. Payne-Thomas; three sisters Felipa Scott, Margaret Brown (Clarence) and Christine Braxton (Curtis); brother James Marshall; three sister in-laws May Breedlove, Vivian Braxton, Clarisa Dawson (Henry); brother in-law Lorenzo Braxton (Linda). He also leaves behind seven granddaughters: Tahirah Marshall, Talia Marshall, Atiyah Marshall, Shaniquah Irvin, Halimah Amir, Khadijah Marshall, and Aajah Tate. He is survived by a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, which he cherished with heartfelt love.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at 12:00 PM, service held at 1:00 PM and interment will follow the service at the Church Cemetery. Charlie will lie in repose at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Friday, February 24, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Doris, Tina, Vera, Christine and family, you have my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I am praying your strength. I love you all.

Posted by Lisa Anderson on February 25, 2023


Posted by Robert & Teresa Brown on February 25, 2023

Our deepest condolences are sent to you Doris and family. We have such fond memories of Charlie coming to Detroit and hanging with my dad and uncle. So glad we saw you all a couple weeks ago. May God comfort you with peace during this time. Love you,

Posted by Cheryl & Gerald Dixon on February 25, 2023

Shaniquah, Aunt Vera, and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss and sending my deepest love, thoughts, and prayers to your family during this tough time. May the special memories you made together help you through this very difficult time. Love you and God bless you all!!

Posted by Tene’ Irvin on February 25, 2023

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Charlie’s passing. He was a great neighbor and friend to me. We often chatted when he stopped in his spotless, shiny green truck. He kept an eye on my place and was often a help to me. I will truly miss him. My sincere condolences to Doris and all of his loving family.

Posted by BJ Reid on February 25, 2023

Sending the family my heartfelt deepest condolences ❤🙏❤

Posted by Eldred Edwards on February 24, 2023

Sending my heartfelt deepest condolences to the family🙏🙏❤

Posted by Eldred Edwards on February 24, 2023

My condolences to the family wish I could be with you all doing this sad time, you are all in my heart and my prayers

Posted by Cynthia Graham Foster on February 24, 2023

My condolences to the family which is a part of my family. Prayers for peace and comfort doing this time of bereavement.

Posted by Micheal Tate on February 24, 2023

Condolences and sympathy 🙏 to the entire family

Posted by Clyde and Earline Craighead on February 24, 2023

My condolence R.i.h.p God bless the family in Jesus name we pray amen sorry for your loss. Hard trim local 595

Posted by Garry Baker on February 24, 2023


Posted by Clyde Craighead on February 23, 2023

You always treated us with love and care. Watching Jason made us more grateful for who you were because he acted like you. I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to know you. We love you and sincerely will miss you..

Posted by Tanesha Rivers on February 22, 2023

Dear Doris, Tina and Vera we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have been family/ neighbors for over 30 years. I remember Charlie sitting in the back yard enjoying his friends and his car. Our deepest condolences to the family. Praying for you all 🙏🏽. The Perkins amd Preston families.

Posted by Desiree Perkins and family on February 22, 2023

To Doris and the rest of the family, it is my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Charlie was our bus traveling and our Super Bowl partner. We will miss Charlie and Coors.

Posted by Jean Strand on February 22, 2023

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