Jody Wayne Marshall was born on February 22, 1979 to Rodger and Diana Marshall. He had an older brother Josh that quickly became his protector and friend. They spent a lot of time fishing together and enjoying the outdoors with their dogs. A year in a half later he became an older brother to his sister Melissa that later would bond over their lifelong love for the Dallas Cowboys. At the age of 7 they all moved to Mona that became his forever home.
After moving to Mona Jody quickly became known as Toad. It was then when he met his life-long friend Wyatt Newton. Wyatt and Toad spent the entirety of their school years creating memories that turned into 35 years of unforgettable recollections of laughter and fun.
After living in Mona, a couple years later he would meet Adam Hathaway. They would run the streets of Mona and spend many of hours at Burraston Ponds.
As the friendship continued to grow with these close friendships, Toad would meet Garrison Lundlow. If anyone went to high school with this group of boys you would know what a great pleasure the laughter they would bring to the community. Garrison and Toad would continue their strong bond over playing poker and camping on the weekends.
20 years ago, he became friends with Jason and Stacie Rollins and before you knew it, they would be spending most of their time together. Anywhere from camping trips to vacations. Toad developed a strong relationship with their kids and became part of the family.
Over the years Toad maintained a close bond with his cousin Dusty that was like a brother to him. No matter when the two of them would be together you would hear laughter. The two of them and their jokes together created so many memories.
Toad’s most enjoyable moments was spending time with his dog, Hank, out to Burraston Ponds. Hank known as “Bubs” would dive into water after a rock. Most of the time you seen Toad you would see Bubs by his side. Hank was truly Toad’s best friend.
In 1997 Toad became an uncle and a father figure to his nephew Dallas. Then came Korban and Joey. Years later he finally got two nieces Charly and Macie. Toad was the cool uncle. He became the uncle that all of them would pick on. The three nephews would look up to him and brag about how cool he was to all their friends.
Right after high school Toad developed his love for working with his hands and became a framer. Nine years ago, he started to work for Tyler Painter and Ryan Lynn. He enjoyed working for them. They had always treated Toad with the upmost respect. He worked with them until the day of his passing.
Three years ago, Toad was devastated to lose his idol, his hero, his dad to cancer. It broke him on many of levels but he was able to maintain that smile on his face and that amazing “Toad” personality. He remained close to his mom and family. They would get together and bond over conversation of politics and Yellowstone. He loved his mom dearly and would make sure she was ok and to make sure she wasn’t watching CNN, if she was, he had no problem quickly voicing his opinion and changing the station.
Toad’s final year. This was the most amazing happiest year of his entire life. Toad the one we all believed would be a bachelor until the day he died actually found the love of his life, Kristina Robertson. He quickly fell in love, Toad had finally found his person. Kristina has a daughter and two sons Taylor, Brody and Ryder. He immediately took on the protector of the family and the role model of being a dad. The boys and him would gang up on Kristina to joke, play around and pick on Kristina. Toad loved those boys and you can see the proudness he had being a part of them. They made him so happy and finally complete. Toad waited for this for 20 years to find his person to find his happiness. We are so blessed Toad got to feel the love and laughter of his own empire. It might have only been a year but that year was the best year of his entire life.
Toad was a lifelong forever Juab County boy. The love he had for his community and the support everyone has always given him made it his home. Toad may have been single pretty much his whole life but everyone opened up their hearts and doors to their family. Toad was so blessed to have so many people to love him and be his family and lifelong friends. It would be a never-ending story if I shared each person who has been there for him endlessly. Toad loved all of you. Juab will not be the same without Toad and his laughter, smile, his pranks, his jokes and his warm kind caring heart. Thank you everyone for making Toad’s short lived life one to always remember.
Jody is survived by his mom Diana Marshall, siblings: Josh Marshall and Melissa (Tim) Smith, nephews and nieces: Dallas, Joey, Korban, Charly and Macie. Jody is preceded in death with his father Rodger Marshall.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Anderson Funeral Home with a viewing 1 hour prior, and also Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home.