Harless Sr., Marshall R.

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Marshall Rivous Harless, Sr., 57 of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007. He was born on October 20th, 1949 the son of the late Clarence and Hazel Weiss Harless.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and proud grandfather. He was an active member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church.

Marshall was a Vietnam Veteran, where he received 2 purple hearts and a bronze star. He was past State Commander for the DAV for the State of Virginia; past commander of Chapter 3&14 Vietnam Veterans of Salem, a Mason of the Henry Clay Lodge #280 in Dublin and Henry Clay Lodge #309 in Eggleston, and L.O.O.M. Lodge #284. He received the George H. Seale Award and was proudly a ?Golden Rodent?.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cecil Harless. Survivors include his wife, Patricia H. Harless of Pulaski; four sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall R. Harless, Jr. and his fianc?e, Rebekah Austin of Christiansburg, Marvin and Lisa Harless of Pulaski, Justin Butler of Pulaski, and Andrew and Michelle Butler of Concord, NC; six grandchildren, Brandon, Caleab and Timothy Harless, and Dale and Jacob Howard, and Garrett Austin; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Winnie Hilty of Portsmouth; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois H. and Donald Stafford of Radford, Betty H. and James Roberts of Pearisburg, Patsy H. and Robert Bruce of Christiansburg, and Diane H. and Scotty Fewell of Dublin; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Helen Harless of Radford, Douglas ?Mac? Harless of Dublin, and William ?Bill? and Betty Harless of Pearisburg; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Harless of Williston, SC; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairlawn United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Morris officiating. A Masonic service will be held at the church. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin where the military will conduct graveside rites.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Fairlawn United Methodist Church, 7590 Brandon Road, Radford, VA 24141. The Harless family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.