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Honoring a local hero - Ivanhoe park renamed in Marshall’s memory

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Ivanhoe City Marshal Terry Riley spoke about his late Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall and helped to dedicate the Charmaine South Park to him. EMILY EDDINS | TCBIvanhoe City Marshal Terry Riley spoke about his late Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall and helped to dedicate the Charmaine South Park to him. EMILY EDDINS | TCB

By Emily Eddins

IVANHOE – When Ivanhoe Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall died last year, his passing left a huge hole in the community.

Last Wednesday, June 10, dozens of Ivanhoe residents and well-wishers gathered to honor Marshall’s memory with the renaming of the city park in his honor.

Marshall was a vital member of the Tyler County community. He loved his job and worked diligently to ensure the safety of the population. When he was not protecting and enforcing, he had a passion for making people smile.

Marshall especially loved young children, the future of the community that he cherished so much.  which is why it is so fitting that the city decided to name the Charmaine South Park after him. City Marshal Terry Riley presented Marshall’s family with a letter from Gov. Greg Abbott officially renaming the park to Chuck Marshall Park.

Riley said “You never knew if Chuck had a bad day because he always had a smile on his face.”

The event was held on Marshall’s birthday this year and had even more significant meaning for his loved ones.

With the dedicated park open to the public and bearing his name and badge number on a plaque, Marshall will still serve his community and produce the same type of smiles everyone remembers him for.

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