Marshall Wright was born in Jefferson on November 14, 1947 to Wendell and Marie Wright. Marshall lost a yearlong battle to esophageal cancer on June 21 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa with his family by his side. Marshall graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966 and served his country in the Army in Vietnam from January 1968 to October 1969. After his dismissal from the Army he settled in Des Moines and spent a period of time in South Carolina. He retired from Prairie Meadows in April 2012 and really enjoyed his spare time fishing, golfing, his home and Muffie his cat. Although never blessed with children of his own, Marshall took great pride and joy in the lives and accomplishments of his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Joe (Gloria) Wright, and sisters Mary (Dan) Miers and Cathy (Jeff)White, his nieces and nephews Tammy (Steve) Stotts, Troy (Brandi) Wright, Jennifer Scheidler (Steve), Melissa (Ken) Sadler, Ryan (Gina) Miers, Sam (Sarah) White and Casey White and 14 great nieces and nephews. Graveside rites to be determined.