Cornelius "Corney" Marshall

November 16, 1933 ~ November 13, 2019

Born in: Johnson City, Tennessee
Resided in: Johnson City, Tennessee

Cornelius “Corney” Cox Marshall, 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 13th at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Corney was a native of Johnson City. He was the son of the late Ernest D. and Ida Cox Marshall. In 1955, he married Alice Mays Marshall. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1956 and then served 2 years in the U.S. Army.

Corney was the founder and president of Mountcastle Corporation, a real estate development firm. He also served on numerous Civic and Business Boards throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, John Marshall (Tamara); daughter Courtney Marshall Pectol (David); four grandchildren, Matt Marshall, Jacob Marshall, Alice Pectol Drake (Chandler) and Sam Pectol. He is also survived by his sister Molly Marshall Hughes (Herbert) and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, with the Reverend Michael Lester officiating. Corney will be laid to rest at Monte Vista Memorial Park in a private family ceremony at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.


Visitation: November 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church
201 E. Market Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Celebration of Life: November 16, 2019 3:00 pm

Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church
201 E. Market Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Cornelius "Corney" Marshall's name.

Salvation Army of Johnson City

204 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN

Memories Timeline


  1. Danny and Vickie Snyder says:

    Corney was my good friend loved setting talking with him he was a great person and will be greatly missed

  2. Pam Murray says:

    I have such fond memories of Mr. Marshall – who was a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him while I was employed with attorney Fred Brandt, beginning in the early 70’s and many years thereafter. I will be lifting your family up in my prayers over the coming days.

  3. Patty Fulton says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the family of this remarkable gentleman.

  4. Jonathan Link says:

    So sorry for your loss! Corney was a wonderful man…….one of the first I met after moving to Johnson City in 1981. My office was in his building for several years. We had a lot of fun competing to see who had the newest car in the lot. He will be missed by everyone who knew him!

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