Ethan Cole Marshall, 18, of Imboden, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. He was born Saturday, June 1, 2002, in Jonesboro, to Nathan and Tonya Wells Marshall. Ethan was a member of the Imboden Church of Christ and was baptized into Christ on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Family and friends were especially important to Ethan. He was his Nana Mary’s helper and was always there ready to do what he could to help. He loved going to Tennessee to visit “Aunt” Jackie, Dylan and Mary Grace Cobb, and would often ask, “When can we go?” Ethan also enjoyed watching his brother Cade playing basketball on the court.
Ethan had a huge heart and was always thinking of others. He was blessed with so many friends, whom he visited with so often in the Walmart parking lot, that his cousin Cloie once suggested that he change his address.
Ethan also loved spending time on Jane’s Creek, where he spent his birthday every year with family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing with his dad and best friend, Remington, among others.
Ethan loved to hunt and spent many days in a deer stand hunting with his mom or Uncle Danny. He especially enjoyed starting off opening day with a big breakfast at “Nana Sharon’s and Papaw Reggie’s” house.
Ethan had a special relationship with his uncles. Uncle Darran was his go to “Movie Guy,” and they spent many nights at the theater watching the newest release. He enjoyed discussing everything from knives to motors with his uncle Jordan. He loved spending the holidays and going to the lake with Uncle Jason and Aunt Stephanie.
Ethan enjoyed skeet shooting and, while a student, was on the Sloan-Hendrix Skeet Shooting team and a member of FFA. He also loved being a member of the #13 Hill Racing Team and, no matter what, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, he was off to the races.
Ethan is preceded in death by his Papaw, Frankie Wells; Nana, Dena Marshall; and special friend, Brenten Cox.
Ethan is survived by his loving parents, Nathan and Tonya Marshall, and his brother, Cade Marshall, of the home; grandparents, Nana Mary Wells of Imboden, and Poppy Rex and Mamaw Judy Marshall of Jonesboro; uncles, Danny (Cheryl) Hufstedler and Darran Hufstedler of Imboden, Jason (Stephanie) Marshall and Jordan Marshall of Jonesboro; aunt, Brittany Marshall of Maumelle; cousins, Caleb and Brody Hufstedler of Imboden, Connor Marshall of Jonesboro, Cloie and Allie Marshall of Ravenden Springs, and Laney Marshall of Maumelle; and a host of family and friends who Ethan dearly loved with his enormous heart, many who affectionately called him Gibby.
All services were held in the chapel of Hope Gardens Funeral Home in Pocahontas on Monday and Tuesday, January 18-19, 2021. Ethan was laid to rest in the Wells Cemetery near Ravenden.
Honored to carry Ethan to his final earthly resting place were Kord Woodard, Remington Hulse, Connor Morgan, Brayden Brewer, Dominick Folk, Eric Hart, River Whaley and Braden Compton.
The family respectfully designated the #13 Hill Racing Team, and the 2020 Sloan-Hendrix Skeet Shooting team and coaches as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be considered to the Brenten Cox Warrior Foundation. An account is set up at First National Bank.
An online guestbook is available at www.hope gardensfuneralhome.com.