David Leon Marshall

November 01, 2023

David Leon Marshall, 84, of Blackwell, OK, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. He was

born January 11, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Everett and Faye (Gibson) Marshall.

David served our country in the U.S. Naval Reserve and the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine


He married Opal Layton on March 20, 1960. They had four children- Cory, David Blake, Todd,

and Evette. During their life together, they lived in California, Colorado, and Oklahoma, finally settling in

Blackwell Oklahoma. He opened Marshall’s Automotive & Machine. He, Opal, and son Cory successfully

operated this business until his retirement.

David loved Jesus and served God in many ways. He served in many positions in the church over

his life. He also served as the president of the local Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship for a time. He

was even able to combine his love of racing and ministry-being the driver of “Team Jesus” sprint car.

This race team was a family affair, with Opal always by his side, Cory wrenching and offering

adjustments as the track changed, Dave and Evette helping and cheering whenever they could. He was

able to enjoy racing and sharing the love of Jesus with the other race teams and fans.

When he wasn’t working or racing he enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved and was

proud of his children and grandchildren. He also filled his time with traveling, camping and fishing…and

always enjoyed a good steak!

He is preceded in death by his wife Opal Marshall (2011), sons Todd Marshall {1964) and David

Blake Marshall (2017), brothers Jim Marshall, Eldon Marshall, Bob Marshall, Gordy Marshall, Ronnie

Marshall, Jerry Marshall, and sister Donna Marshall.

He is survived by son Cory Marshall (Teresa) and daughter Evette McIntyre (Mike), brothers-

Terry Marshall and Bernie Marshall, sisters- Mary Jackson and Betty Tucker, nine grandchildren and nine


Funeral service will be 11AM, Friday November 3, 2023 at Council Hill Christian Church 1268 N. Seneca

Rd. Peck, KS.