Roger Marshall Obituary, Death – Roger Dale Marshall, a Nashville recording artist who was 72 years old and a resident of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. During his dying days, he was surrounded by his adoring family. His presence would be much missed because he was a regionally acclaimed country and rock guitarist, a man with many talents, and most significantly, a loving father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. He was the son of Claude and Ruby Jean (Blackburn) Marshall and was born on January 9, 1951 in Garrett, Kentucky. His mother’s maiden name was Blackburn.
Roger performed in his album “Hiding in the Wide Open” (Roger Marshall & The Law, 2005): “I never wanted no more than was mine/ And to lay down someday and go home/ With a satisfied mind.” [Translation:] “I never wanted no more than was mine.” Roger was the son of a coalminer in Kentucky, and he spent his childhood performing in various musical ensembles. In later years, Roger’s family relocated from Ohio to Michigan, and then from Michigan to Bluffton, Indiana, where he received his high school education at Bluffton-Harrison. Roger is a gifted and versatile musician who is excellent on the guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, and piano.
He has played with a number of the greats in country music, including Crystal Gayle, Freddie Fender, Alabama, Hank Jr., Carl Perkins, Jerry Reed, and Mel Tillis. During his lifetime, he worked as a record producer for a number of bands, including the Silver Dollar Band, the DJ Band, and his own band, Marshall Law. Harold Shedd, who was responsible for producing Alabama’s albums, was the producer of the self-titled Silver Dollar Band album. Roger was well-known for the fact that he would play guitar solos with his teeth during the closing songs of his performances.
This never failed to amaze and please the fans who continued to support him till the very end of his life. Even in his final days, he was able to put on a performance for everyone on the second floor of Parkview Whitley Hospital with family and friends, singing and playing guitar, once again amazing those who loved him with his passion for music. Even in his final days, he was able to put on a show for everyone on the second floor of Parkview Whitley Hospital.