William Hart

HART, William Marshall, 73, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 30, 2019. Son of the late Eugene Dennis Hart Sr. and Mabel Florence Johnson of Hot Springs, Va. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Nancy B. Hart; two daughters, Amy H. Quarles (Jerry Jr.) and Jean H. Green (Scott); three grandchildren, Trevor, Bentley and Colton; two late grandchildren, Lyla and Zachary; two brothers, John Hart of Hot Springs, Va. and Eugene Dennis Hart Jr. of Colorado; and two nieces, Becky H. LaFountain (Mark) and Susie Hart. Marshall moved to Richmond on July 5, 1965, and began an apprenticeship with Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes. He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1968 at NHA TRANG, Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Homes and finished his apprenticeship. In June 1971, he graduated from John A. Gupton College, Nashville, Tennessee. He returned to Bliley’s and continued his 50-year career, retiring in 2015 after serving as a dedicated loyal employee and Manager of Bliley’s Staples Mill Chapel. He was a lifetime member of Black Creek Fire Department and a dedicated member of the Hanover Rotary Club, with a perfect attendance for 33 years. Marshall was an Elder and active member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Lee Davis Band Booster/Pit Crew for eight years and driver of the “Blue Goose.” Marshall also drove part-time for Winn Bus Lines for many years. Marshall had a love for Dr. Pepper and a passion for attention to details in everything he did. The family will receive family and friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 6930 Cold Harbor Rd., Mechanicsville, where a Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019. Interment will be 3 p.m. in Oakland Methodist Church cemetery, 3223 Oakland Rd., Farnham, Va. 22460. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 300 9th Street SW, Charlottesville, Va. 22903, Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 6930 Cold Harbor Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111, Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department 6397 McClellan Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 or Oakland United Methodist Church, c/o Deenie Dodson, 2002 Oakland Rd., Farnham, Va. 22460.

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