Bryant "BL" Marshburn
05/10/1930 - 10/03/2021
Obituary For Bryant "BL" Marshburn
Bryant “BL” Marshburn, 91, of Richlands, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was born in Richlands on May 10, 1930 to the late Raleigh Lawrence and Viola Marshburn.
Also, preceding BL in death were three brothers, Raleigh Lawrence, Jr., Frank Lee and Donald Belton Marshburn; two sisters, Cora Lee Humphrey and Zillie Parker.
Surviving BL is his loving and faithful wife of 68 years, Mary Bell Marshburn, whom he loved and cherished; two sons, Lenny Lee Marshburn and wife, Denise of Richlands and Eric Kent Marshburn and wife, Anita also of Richlands; three daughters, Rita Kay Marshburn and husband, Danny of Richlands, Betsy Lorette Edwards and Husband Bobby of Chinquapin, and Terra Jeanine Spalding and husband, John of Richlands; sisters, Jnell Gwynn of Richlands, Martha Outlaw and husband, Rudolph of Hubert, Mary Hansley of Richlands and Judy Wyrick of Haws Run; Nine beautiful grandchildren and many more great grandchildren who will miss him dearly.
We celebrate the life of an amazingly loving and caring husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and at the same time mourn the loss that he will be missed from our daily lives. BL spent his working life as a logger when he wasn’t spending time with family, friends. He was an avid Ford man. If you didn’t drive a Ford BL wouldn't ride with you. He was an independent man until the day he passed to include, insisting on driving himself to church. BL will forever be in our hearts, but so sadly missed by all who knew him.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 7:00 pm at Bethany Baptist Church, 1077 Nine Mile Road, Richlands, NC 28574. Committal Service will be Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Marshburn Family Cemetery, 897 Nine Mile Road, Richlands, NC 28574.
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Uncle BL was always funny. When I was 15 years old @ Franks old store Uncle BL had his big old log truck in front of the gas pump. I asked him to move it for me to get gas. He said you move it. So, I jumped in it and to his surprise, I moved it! Country Girls can survive with the help of lessons from our uncles. He will surely be missed. I can still see him sitting at the table at the church when we gather to eat on the day we laid daddy to rest. His quiet gentle self watching us all come and go. I never imagined he would be leaving us too. Prayer for all of you.
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