Charles Sidney Marshall, PhD, 83, of Lancaster passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Marshall was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Lancaster, a son of the late Charles Givens Marshall and Iva Elvaree B. Bailey Marshall. Dr. Marshall was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher, chairmen of administrative board for five years, other various committees in the work of the church and served as organist pianist for 35 years.
A veteran, Dr. Marshall served two years in the U.S. Army and two years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1955, the Master of Education Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1963 and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1972.
Dr. Marshall served his community as an educator: McDonald Green Elementary School as a seventh grade teacher, 1955-1956; Lancaster Senior High School as an English teacher and Supervisor of School Bus Transportation, 1958-1959; Lancaster County Schools, Office of the Lancaster County Superintendent of Education as Visiting Teacher and Coordinator of the National Defense Education Act of 1958, 1959-1962; Central Elementary School, Principal, 1962-1966; Lancaster City Schools, Office of the Superintendent, Coordinator of Federal Programs, 1966-1969; Lancaster City Schools, Office of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, 1969-1977; Lancaster City Schools, Office of the Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, 1977-1982; and Lancaster City Schools, Area Superintendent, 1982-1985. In addition, he taught classes at the University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and Winthrop University.
Dr. Marshall is survived by a sister, Ann McCants of Florence; and several nieces and nephews, including Stephanie McNama who resides in the family home. In addition to his parents, Dr. Marshall was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Marshall and James Marshall; and a nephew, Blaine McCants Jr.