Stephen Bob Marsh, 77, of Bridge City, passed away on May 21, 2020, at his home.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be his son-in-law, Dr. Toney Upton.
A visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Livingston, Texas, on October 3, 1942, he was the son of Manton E. Marsh and Ruth (McCormick) Marsh. Bob was a member of Bridgepoint Fellowship Church. He was an active member of the community, coaching Little League Softball and Basketball. Jesus changed Bob’s life. Bob was a faithful servant in several area churches, impacting many through the love of Christ. He took care of the love of his life, Carol when she became ill and stood by his promise to her of unending love through sickness and health. When you thought of Bob you remembered his fun and witty sense of humor, generous and friendly personality and beautiful blue eyes. He was known as the “candy man” at church and attracted all those around him with his wonderful nature. Bob proved to be a loving and devoted husband, a caring father, and a fun-loving grandfather. He loved and welcomed everyone who came into his life, but held a special place in his heart for children. Bob will be missed and remembered for generations to come, and will live on in the hearts of all those he impacted.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manton and Ruth Marsh; brothers, James Marsh, Mickey Marsh, Eddie Marsh, Mark Marsh, and Rogers Marsh; sister, June Marsh Suddarth; father-in-law, Adam Miguez; and mother-in-law, Georgia Duval Miguez.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Jean Miguez Marsh of Bridge City; children, Stephen M. Marsh and wife Kara, Christie Ann Marsh Gerstenberg and husband K. Paul, Shannon L. Marsh Upton and husband Toney, Greta L. Marsh Petry and husband Micah, and Jack Kozakar and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Stephen James Marsh, Hannah Marsh, Kavin Hoke, Sarah Gerstenberg Breaux and husband Jonathan, Joah Gerstenberg and wife Haley, Jacob Gerstenberg, Anna Gerstenberg, Abigail Gerstenberg, Emma Gerstenberg, Ava Gerstenberg, Britton Upton, Camden Upton, Gema Upton, Colyn Petry, Braden Petry, Jenna Petry, Taylor J. Kozakar, Siera L. Kozakar, Riley T. Kozakar, and Seth T. Kozakar; great-grandchildren, Melody Gerstenberg, and Rainn Gerstenberg; siblings, John Marsh and wife Joan, Laban Marsh and wife Tommy, Polly Marsh Lapham, Emily Marsh King and husband Wayne, and Loree Marsh Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.