In Memory of Marshall DeLancey Haywood, Jr.

21 Sep

Marshall DeLancey Haywood, Jr.Today Haywood Hall celebrates the life and honors the memory of Mr. Marshall DeLancey Haywood, Jr.  Marshall, the husband of Haywood Hall curator Margie Haywood, died this previous Saturday, September 29, 2009, after four years of declining health.

The only child of the late Marshall DeLancey Haywood and Mattie Hawkins Bailey Haywood, Marshall was born in Raleigh on October 21, 1929. He was preceded in death by his son, Marshall DeLancey Haywood III.

Marshall was educated at Ravenscroft School, Raleigh public schools, and Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1972, he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 23 years of service. Marshall retired from his second career as a mortgage banker with Raleigh Federal Savings and Loan and First Union Bank and worked for Wachovia as a real estate inspector until early 2006.

Marshall was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church where he served on the Vestry. He was a member of the Old Raleigh Boys, St. Andrew’s Society, Milburnie Fishing Club, Kiwanis Club of Raleigh, the Carolina Charter Corporation and served on the Board of the State Capitol Foundation and Historic Properties Commission. He was Secretary of the N.C. Society of the Cincinnati for 36 years and was honored as Secretary Emeritus in 2009.

Married for 57 years, Marshall is survived by his wife Margie Story Haywood and their daughter Betsy Haywood Foard; her husband Richard M. Foard; three grandchildren who were the apples of their Papa’s eye: Lindsay Foard Williamson and her husband Luke; Marshall Haywood Morehead Foard and his wife Megan; and Julia Graham Wood Foard and her beau Kyle Miller; and great grandchildren and namesakes Eleanor DeLancey Foard and Landon Haywood Campbell Williamson. Also surviving are cousins John Bailey and Martha Bailey and many loving friends and relatives. The family expresses its deepest gratitude to caregivers Jean Turner, Judy Ward, and Tia Stover, whose devotion over the past four years allowed Marshall to live with dignity at home among his loved ones. Deeply appreciated as well are the comfort and compassion provided by the staff at Rex Hospice and Hospice of Wake County.

Memorials may be made to Haywood Hall Museum  and Gardens (211 New Bern Place, Raleigh, NC, 27601) or to Core Sound Waterfowl Museum (P.O. Box 556, Harkers Island, NC, 28531).

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