Richard Henry Marston, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the age of 92.
Born in Kinston on Dec. 21, 1922, he was the son of Richard Henry Marston Sr. and Hilda Hancock Marston.
Richard lived in Kinston until the seventh grade when his family moved to Charlotte. After graduating from Central High School he attended UNC at Chapel Hill. He left college early to join the U.S. Navy.
During WWII, he served in the South Pacific as a medic in the Navy. After the war, Richard graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then joined the Upjohn Drug Company as a sales representative, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joan Prosch Marston; children, Katrina Marston Morton (Robert), Richard Henry Marston III, Julie Marston Garrison (Mike) and Michael Randolph Marston; grandchildren, Robert Morton (Erica), Kathryn Hardin (Jim), Jamie Bass (Brad), Karen Garrison, David Garrison, Wesley Garrison (Ashley) and Russell Garrison; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilda Langley, of Frederick, Maryland.
Richard will be missed by his family and remembered for his kind heart and gentle spirit. His love of family, home, God and his country were an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He was “Tarheel born and Tarheel bred.”
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Warren Sprouse officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to The Independence Fund, a veterans organization, 330 Coosaw #1, Ridgeland, SC, 29936.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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