Marvin Marshall Weems, 80, of Franklin, passed away June 5, 2021.
Mr. Weems was born in Atlanta, where he spent his childhood. He spent his teen years in St. Louis, graduating from Lindbergh High School. After four years of college and a stint in the Navy, he went into banking, which would form his life’s work.
Always one with an eye out for a good customer service experience, Marshall spent most of his professional life developing sales and service training programs for banks and credit unions in the U.S. and abroad. Marshall was a patient listener, always ready to share his wisdom and experience. He served as a mentor to many.
Some might say he was creative with his golf scores, but we all knew Marshall sincerely enjoyed many outdoor activities. He could be found skeet shooting with friends, riding his tractor or canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters. He often had the charcoal grill heating up for family and friend gatherings and was long known for his skill at an eastern North Carolina-style pig picking.
A long-time fixture at the altar and front porch of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Marshall also had a social membership at Church of the Good Shepherd. He served the community through volunteering at GraceWorks and by donating gallons of blood in his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry Weems and Virginia Weems and brothers Bill Weems and Jimmy Weems. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Weems of Franklin; daughters Kathryn (Joe) Tarsha of Nolensville, Emily (Brett) Kinzig of Franklin and Laura (Josh) Hussung of Nashville; grandchildren Sam and Alex Tarsha, Wren and Wilder Kinzig, and Isaac, Eliana, Asa and Asher Hussung; close family friends Dan Pyles and Beth Woodard of Cullowhee, North Carolina; and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, located at 4800 Belmont Park Terrace in Nashville. Inurnment will take place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, located at 1420 Wilson Pike in Brentwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church or the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s, at 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 310, Nashville, TN 37215.
WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com