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Dr. John C. Marsh, 82, of Cave City, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.
The Monroe County native was the son of the late James Witt Marsh and Lola Belle Jenkins Marsh.
Dr. Marsh graduated from Gamaliel High School at the age of 15, attended Western Kentucky University for undergraduate and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He then interned at St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
He began general medical practice in 1961 serving Gamaliel, Tompkinsville and surrounding area for nine years. In 1970, he moved to Hendersonville, Tenn. to begin four years of surgical residency training at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He began his surgical career in 1974 with Dr. Fred Cecil in Glasgow and started his own surgical practice in 1978. He retired March 31, 2004.
Dr. Marsh was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, life-time member of the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and the Barren County Medical Society.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, loved farming and was an encourager and teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Peggie Donoho Marsh; three daughters, Dr. Karen Small and husband, Sam, of Glasgow, Pam Marsh-Keightley and husband, Greg, of Bowling Green, Joy Norris and husband, Steven, of Glasgow; one son, Kevin Marsh and wife, Connie, of Cave City; eight grandchildren, Adam (Leslie) Small, Jon (Lindsay) Keightley, Drew (Alexis) Keightley, Rachel (Jackson) Daugherty, Jane Marsh, Olivia Marsh, Samantha Norris (fiancé Thomas Grubbs) and Lane Norris; one great-grandson, Jon Witt Keightley; a niece, Nan Poland Higgins; two great-nieces, Hannah and Jillian Higgins and several cousins. He is also survived by a special friend of the family, Pat "Brother" Bradley; his dedicated caregivers, Michelle Rogers, Stephanie Mudd and Steven Lee; and the nurses and staff of T.J. Samson Community Hospital and N.H.C. Healthcare and his many friends and colleagues.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Poland.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 8 p.m. and Sunday morning from 10 a.m. until time for the service.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to T.J. Samson Hospice Program, T.J. Samson Foundation or Community Medical Care.
Published on April 4, 2017
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