Ryan Thompson Marshall

Published 7:46 am Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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Ryan Thompson Marshall, 41, of Swan Quarter went on to his eternal home on February 6, 2022. Born on June 5, 1980, and raised in Swan Quarter, North Carolina. Ryan was the oldest son of Samuel S. Marshall Jr. and Tonie Thompson Marshall. He graduated from Mattamuskeet High School in 1998 and grew up in Swan Quarter surrounded by his loving family including a special group of cousins and many friends.

Ryan had a beautiful soul, a sharp wit and keen sense of humor. He loved his family beyond measure and was never happier when surrounded by them and his many friends. Ryan was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, and a friend to so many.

From an early age out on the water with his Pop, Ryan fell in love with being out on the boat. His favorite times and biggest adventures were out on the water with his family and friends. He could be found on any given summer afternoon in Swan Quarter Bay enjoying the sun, catching fish, laughing, joking, and enjoying life. Many fond memories of fishing, eating crabs and days on the water comfort those he leaves behind that loved him so.

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Ryan was a music man and loved playing the guitar, singing, and enjoying music. He loved playing for his loving nephews and with his brother, with his cousins, and with all of the special friends he gained along his path playing music together.

Ryan was a talented mechanic and loved fast cars and Harley Davidsons. He began his career at Swan Quarter Exxon, lovingly referred to as Pat’s. He later built his own shop but returned to Pat’s as the owner and operator, renaming the station Ryan’s Garage. Ryan enjoyed helping others and became a friend to many through his work there.

A celebration of life will be held for Ryan on Thursday, February 10 at 1 p.m. at the Swan Quarter Community Park, 56 Landing Road, Swan Quarter. Pastor Mike Wheeler will be officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Ryan is survived by his parents Samuel S. Marshall Jr. and Tonie Thompson Marshall of Swan Quarter, a brother George Barret Marshall, a special sister-in-law Mallori Swain Marshall of Belhaven and two beloved nephews, Thompson and Huxton. Ryan is also survived by many beloved cousins to whom he served as more of a brother and by an extended family that will miss him dearly.

Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Samuel S. Marshall Sr.  and Emogene B. Marshall of Engelhard and his maternal grandparents George Norman Thompson and Edith Credle Thompson of Swan Quarter and a cousin, Todd Fletcher.

Ryan grew up in the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Swan Quarter where he was baptized at the age of seven. This is where Ryan fell in love with the Lord. He had a strong faith and a great love for the Lord which he carried with him and shared with those he knew.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 130, Swan Quarter, NC 27885 or to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge McConnell-Raab Campus, 930 A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.