Marshall Scott McCormick, IIAugust 18, 1957 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 62)
Marshall Scott McCormick, II, 62, of Crossett, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Salina, Kansas, on August 18, 1957, was a 1976 graduate of Crossett High School, and a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church.
Scott faithfully served the City of Crossett and its citizens for nearly 42 years, beginning his tenure with the Crossett Police Department, where he served from 1978 to 1998. During this time, he became a criminal investigator, along with earning the rank of Captain. In November of 1998, he was elected as the Mayor of Crossett and was re-elected to serve an unprecedented five additional terms.
His honorable service also extended outside the borders of our community. A few of the other hats he wore included being an ambassador for Crossett for twenty years as a member of the Arkansas Municipal League’s Executive Committee, serving as Vice President of District 4 for 2009 and 2010, and serving on the First Class Cities Advisory Council and the Public Safety Advisory Council.
Mayor McCormick was more than the leader of the city; he was a friend. He was authentic in all respects to employees and citizens alike. He was a kind, tender-hearted man who adored his wife and best friend, Mary. His happiest moments included, taking trips with Mary and his friends, baiting hooks with his grandson, and enjoying John Wayne westerns.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Scott, I and Yvonne Evelyn Wolf McCormick, and his wife, Mary Ruth White McCormick.
His survivors include two sons, Sean McCormick of Dumas and Wesley McCormick of Crossett; his sister, Stacy Johnson, and husband, Gary, of Crossett; and one grandson, Nicholas McCormick also of Crossett.
A note from his family:
"We would like to thank the City of Crossett for your love and support throughout the years, especially those who've reached out to us during this very difficult time. Crossett was not only Scott's hometown, but he considered all of you his family. We will be forever grateful. May God bless each of you."
A Private Family Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, with Pastor Robin Allen, officiating.
Anyone interested in remotely attending the service may go to the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page and view the service via live stream at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. A link to a downloadable service program will be made available at the bottom of this page the day of the service.
n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church building fund at 1035 Hwy 133 N, Crossett, AR 71635
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, we are limiting ALL gatherings to a total of 10 according to the guidelines of the CDC. I apologize for the inconvenience; however, it is not only for the safety of the family we are serving and our staff, but for you and your family’s safety as well.
North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund
1035 Hwy 133 N, Crossett AR 71635