Marshall Cleveland Smallwood

January 1, 1940 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 81)

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Mr. Marshall C. Smallwood, of Millsboro, DE and formerly of Stewartstown, PA, passed away at home with family on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was 81 years old.

Marshall was born in Douglas, Missouri on January 1, 1940, to the late Nova and Hazel Carter Smallwood. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Arzell Smallwood and Doyle Smallwood as well as one sister Vera Kurpjuweit.

He was a U.S. Airforce Veteran.  Marshall retired from the NSA where he worked as a linguist for 40 years. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and American Vets. His family remembers him to be an intelligent and social man.  He knew many languages and could “order a beer in any country”.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wanda Smallwood; two sons, Eric Smallwood (Kristy) of Glen Rock, PA, and Travis Smallwood (Angela) of Wesley Chapel, FL; three sisters, Fern Savage, Dolly Parma and Avenell Means; and one brother, Alvin Smallwood.  He also leaves behind three grandchildren Marshall “Khai” Smallwood, Carter Smallwood and Taylor Spevak as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family friends who are too many to count.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a VFW, American Legion, or a charity of your choice.


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