James Marshall Obituary, Death – On April 26, 2023, James H. Marshall, a well-known former Franklin Police Officer and member of the Franklin City Council, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family at the age of 78. He was the son of the late James H. Marshall Sr. and Rebecca Jane Cutler Marshall and was born in Clearfield on November 17, 1944. His parents both passed away. Jim received his diploma from Franklin High School in the year 1963. He did his duty to his country by serving in the Army of the United States. Between the years 1964 and 1967, Jim was stationed in Washington, District of Columbia, as a Military Police Officer.
After relocating to Franklin in 1967, Jim found employment at Franklin Steel for a while after he settled there. After that, he began a career in law enforcement with the City of Franklin, where he served as a police officer for a total of 22 years. After his retirement, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant. After Jim retired from Franklin, he began working as a Sheriff’s Deputy with the Venango County Sheriff’s office in 1989 and continued in that capacity until 2004.Jim placed a high value on education, and as a result, he attended and graduated from the Military Police Academy in 1964, the State Police Academy for Municipal Instruction in 1972, the Deputy Sheriff Academy in 1992, and Dickinson College for Criminal Justice Continuing Education from 1992 to 2004. He was very proud of all of these accomplishments. At St. Patrick Church on October 31, 1969, he tied the knot with the aforementioned Therese “Tc” Brown, and she is still alive today.
Also surviving are three children: James C. Marshall and his wife Christi of Ellicott City, Maryland, Christian Marshall of Franklin, and Erin Houser and her husband Braden of Cranberry Twp. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Zachary Marshall, Alex Marshall, Ryan Marshall, Maggie Houser, and Jemma Houser, as well as a sister, Betty Nolan and her husband Bob of San Clemente, California. His mother and father, as well as his sister, Barb Boyd, passed away before he did. Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., located at 312 West Park Street in Franklin, has been entrusted with the responsibility of making funeral arrangements. The funeral home will be open to family and friends on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A blessing service will be performed in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock, with Father James C. Campbell serving as the officiant. After the service, interment will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery.