Ronald Lee Marshall

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22, 1950

Departed on October 4, 2020 and resided in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

  • Visitation:
    • Wednesday October 7, 2020 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Life Celebration Service: Room: Chapel
    • Wednesday October 7, 2020 2:00pm
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    Ronald Lee Marshall, age 69, of Mt. Juliet, TN went to be with his heavenly father after a long battle with cancer October 4, 2020. He was born October 22, 1950 in Nashville, TN to the late Ray Marshall and Maybelle Wall.

    Ronald is survived by his partner in life, Joyce Dunlap; daughter, Crystal Wade; sister, Linda Nodine; brother, Tony Marshall (Candy); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

    Ronald was very personable and never met a stranger. He was always ready with a story to share or a simple smile. In Ronald’s healthier years, he enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Several of his trophies were donated to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and today are still on display across the State of Tennessee. He was retired from Nashville Metro Transit Authority where he was a bus driver. In 2006 he received a donor kidney that extended his life 14 additional years. He always held precious that amazing gift of life.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the following angels: Avalon Hospice of Lebanon, nurses and staff who gave excellent care to Ronald during his time with them; Dr. Stanley Lee and staff, Dr. Craig Rutland and staff; Dr. Jo David Fine, Dr. Barbara Murphy and Dr. Mary Alicia Hooks and staff with Vanderbilt Dermatology and Oncology, and Dr. James Peyton and staff with Tennessee Oncology.

    The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A celebration of life funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in the Garden of Chapel Hill Lawn Crypt of Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Avalon Hospice of Lebanon, 115 Winwood Dr Ste 102, Lebanon, TN 37087 or Tennessee Donor Services,

    15 Comments to Ronald Lee Marshall

    1. Tony marshall
      October 5, 2020 4:23 pm

      My brother was my partner. We walked many trails together. In time I hope to meet him again on a trail in heaven. Bye bye bro bro.

    2. Allen Nodine
      October 5, 2020 5:39 pm

      Your sense of humor will be missed! That laugh was unmistakable! I remember as a kid he would always play basketball with me even after working when I’m sure he was tired. You will be missed by anyone who knew you.

    3. Ellis Scruggs
      October 5, 2020 10:32 pm

      Thank you Lord for the opportunity of being able too work with a man like Ronnie. A person that would greet you with a smile and will help any that he came in contact with. He will be forever missed. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family and uplifting prayers.

    4. Joyce Lawson
      October 5, 2020 10:56 pm

      I knew Ronnie through his best friend and partner Joyce, he was always kind, thoughtful and funny.
      He most often had a big smile on his face always enjoyed his company. Yes, we will miss you at our gatherings.

    5. Jim Blitz
      October 6, 2020 11:38 am

      If you asked Ronnie how he was doing, he gave everybody the same response. “Better now that I get to see you “. Proud to call him my friend, gonna miss jawbonin in the garage.

    6. Larry Christley
      October 6, 2020 12:34 pm

      Though I didn’t know you well, I enjoyed meeting and speaking with you. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Joyce, your daughter, and the rest of your family.

    7. Lynn Bowen
      October 6, 2020 1:03 pm

      I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    8. Pat Winter
      October 6, 2020 1:17 pm

      Crystal and Family,

      Sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. I will keep you and your Family in my Prayers. God Bless

      Pat Winter

    9. Freda Goodman
      October 6, 2020 1:24 pm


      So sorry and thinking of you. Hold on to all the sweet memories of your dad.

      In my heart and thoughts,

    10. Debbie Walling
      October 6, 2020 3:29 pm

      Crystal and family I am so sorry for your loss. I met him a couple of times and he was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you

    11. Linda Nodine
      October 6, 2020 8:32 pm

      Ronnie was my baby brother. I loved him deeply an he was fun always smiling. I,’ll miss him right across the street. We saw each other most days talked about our week and lots about grouping up together. I know you have been ushered into heaven and are visiting with all who have gone before Daddy Mother my husband Carl and my special little Keelie whom we all loved so much. We will see you again when you are there in Heaven for our Home Coming.You will be missed by so many and especially me.

    12. Rachael Marshall
      October 6, 2020 10:00 pm

      Uncle Ronnie, was a wonderful uncle- a regular at our house during my childhood, a fishing buddy, and fan of scary movies. We would talk about them all the time. He was caring, kind and always gave the best hugs. I love you.

    13. Kertesha Riley
      October 7, 2020 10:28 am

      I never met “Uncle Ronnie” but I heard heartwarming things about him from his niece Rachael. My heart goes out to all of you as you remember him today.

    14. Bill Taylor
      October 7, 2020 1:48 pm

      The loss of a parent or spouse is really hard. He sounds like an awesome guy, I’m sure he will be missed. Be patient with your feelings, they will be all over the place for quite awhile, that’s ok. Sending peace.

    15. Louis
      October 11, 2020 10:40 pm

      A much belated note to say I know Ronnie will be missed by many in the family and all those he touched with his friendly smile.
      Joyce, my thoughts are with you in your time of loss!

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