In loving memory of

Marshall Lee Drinkwater Sr.
December 9, 1961 - January 4, 2021

Marshall Lee Drinkwater Sr.
Springfield - Marshall Drinkwater, 59, formerly of Canton, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born on December 9, 1961 in Canton to Frankie and Margaret (Brown) Drinkwater. They preceded him in death along with one daughter Nicole Lynn Drinkwater and two brothers; Kenneth Brown and Raymond Drinkwater.
Surviving are two children; Marshall Lee Drinkwater Jr. of Crystal Lake and Kaylyn (Justin) Morse of Canton, two brothers; Estie Drinkwater of Canton and Ronald Edwin (Sandy) Drinkwater of Pekin, one sister Evelyn Kay Matheny of Cuba and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall was a self-employed handyman and was of the Methodist faith. He was an avid Minnesota Viking, St. Louis Cardinal, L.A. Lakers and Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
Cremation rites have been accorded with a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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Eric Ellis wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"To the Marshall Drinkwater family and loved ones, I was so sorry to learn of Marshall's passing. I grew up with Marshall and have many fond memories of Marshall. He really was such a friendly person and always treated my family and me so well. Always respectful and friendly and filled with such enthusiasm. On top of that, him being a few years older than me, it was always remarkable to be treated so well by an older kid. With deepest condolences, Eric Ellis"

Larry Matkovich wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"I will always remember Marshall. My condolences to Estie, Edwin, Evelyn and the entire family. May he rest in peace. Larry Matkovich"

Joe Carruthers wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"Marshall would always say hello to any fellow classmate of the class of 1980. I will miss that,,,, he was a good friend and soul. Prayers for his peace , Joe Carruthers"

Leanne Trotter wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"I am so so sorry about Marshall 's passing. I know this is very hard on Evelyn and Estie. Leanne Trotter"

Bill Riley wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Evelyn, Estie, and family."

Derrick Noland wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"So sorry to see this. Marshall was a great guy, always good to me. Prayers to the family. R.I.P. Marshall."

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May God provide you with comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time of mourning. Psalms 29:11"

Laura Plotts wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. Mark and Laura Plotts & family"

Lori Grove wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Estie and family! RIP Marshall. Very nice guy."

Jean Riley wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss from Jeanie Riley, Woody Wooddell, Marty Chasteen."

Annie Kucia wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"I knew him around town and he lived down the street from me. I would see him at Graham hospital years ago and he would talk to people outside . He was a nice guy and I?m sorry for his loss."

Samantha Ladd wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"Estie, so sorry for your loss."

Lori Ellsworth wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. RIP Marshall"

Jackie Downey wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"Thinking and praying for all of you Mars is at peace now hug our baby girl for me and tell her how much I love and miss her fly high."

Elizabeth Haines wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"I'm so sorry to hear of Marshall's passing ? ? Sending out thoughts and prayers to you All ? And my most sincere sympathy and condolences. Marshall was a good guy and was always good to me, I'm so sad for his family and loved ones. RIP Marshall Drinkwater ? ? Fly Free Brother. God Bless you. "

Gina Schrodt wrote on Jan 6, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers are with Estie, Evelyn and family."