George McCann Marsh ’42

George McCann Marsh ’42, of Colfax, N.C., died Aug. 17. George was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in High Point, the son of J. Everette Marsh and Anne Carter Marsh. He graduated from Davidson, where he was a accomplished student-athlete and played both football and basketball. During WWII, he served in Italy, France, and Germany, returning home in 1946 to marry Mollie Iceman Bowie from Monroe, N.C., and to begin a 56-year career at Marsh Furniture Company. From a starting position in the company’s receiving department, he became president of Marsh Furniture in 1978 and ultimately chairman and CEO. He continued to be a member of its board of directors until 2002. As devoted to the community as he was to his family and to Marsh Furniture, he was a life-long member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He served as board member and trustee of the YMCA. He served on the local board of NCNB, the Chamber of Commerce Board, the United Way Board, the advisory board of Cities In Schools, the board of the Presbyterian Home, and as a trustee of the High Point Community Foundation. He had great love for Willow Creek Golf Club, which he helped organize in 1964, and a strong commitment to the High Point Regional Hospital on whose board he served, including years as vice-chairman and chairman of the board. He was one of the inaugural members of the High Point Community Foundation Board of Trustees. He was recognized as High Point’s Citizen of the Year in 2002. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life for 62 years, Mollie Bowie Marsh, 5339 Calvin Ct., Colfax, NC 27235; his daughters, Mollie Marsh Brugh (Pat), Anne Marsh Bernholz (Martin), and Nancy Marsh Johnson (Jay); and grandsons, George Graham Brugh, William Patton Brugh, Jr., and Jay Eulan Johnson III.