Marshall Edward Digh received a heavenly healing through Christ on November 5, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.Marshall was born April 30, 1934 to the late Solen ?Pop? and Ella ?Mom? Digh. He married the love of his life Frances Powell Digh. They celebrated 58 years of marriage and were blessed with 4 children, David, who passed away in 1962, Marsha and husband, David, Gemma and Robbie and wife, Hope. He has 4 grandchildren, Robin, Hunter, Aaron and Anna whom he loved and adored. His brother, Ronnie and wife, Becky have always shared a special bond and true brotherly love.Marshall was a well known business entrepreneur, starting his business in Drexel with Marshall?s Snack Bar and Wrecker Service. He founded his first restaurant in the late 60?s, Mom and Pop?s Ham House followed by Western Steer Steakhouse. Ultimately, this led to over 200 successful restaurants. He was an effective business owner whose success was measured not merely in dollars but by the well being of those who were encouraged from his leadership. This was due to putting God first, family second, career third. But, by far greater than that of CEO, his greatest accomplishments for which he?ll be remembered are that of husband, daddy and grandpa.He had a love of hunting and fishing and enjoyed sharing these adventures with Rob and his grandchildren. His favorite retreat was Santee Cooper, where he taught many catfishing secrets.Marshall was a deacon at Westport Baptist Church for many years. His dedication and love for his church and church family showed in so many ways. He will truly be missed by his countless friends whose lives were enriched by having known him.A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2011 at Westport Baptist Church in Denver, NC with the Reverends Mike Young and Don Greene officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton, NC.In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Westport Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2372 Lakeshore Road S, Denver, NC 28037 or Catawba Valley Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family.

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