Mark Arthur Marshburn (Campbell) of Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia after a brief illness.
Mark is survived by his son, William Warren Marshburn of Bremerton, WA, his mother Terrie Turvill Campbell of Gaffney, SC, sister Sarah Campbell Merchant (Steve) of Simpsonville, SC, sister Ingrid Marshburn Mayson of Gaffney, SC brother Timothy Campbell (Denise) of Austin, TX, brother Douglas Campbell (Patti) of Gaffney, SC and a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his very special friends the Sheppard family of Clifton Forge. He was preceded in death by his father, William Larry Marshburn and his step-father Warren Ayscue Campbell.
Mark was born on November 28, 1964 in Burbank, California. After graduating High School he enlisted in the United States Navy and traveled to ports all over the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and many more. He proudly served the majority of his career on the USS Nimitz stationed in the Persian Gulf during very volatile times, including the Iran/Iraq War, Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.
After retiring from the military he made his home in Clifton Forge where he enjoyed meeting and cooking for the community at the Bull Pen and Cat & Owl restaurants. Mark was affectionately known as the “mouth of the south” growing up, and the people of Clifton Forge quickly understood why. He very enthusiastically loved sharing his opinions, was very well read and could weigh in on just about any topic.
A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge on a date to be announced.
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