Marshall Scott McCormick, II, 62, of Crossett, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2020, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born in Salina, Kansas, on August 18, 1957.
He 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 and earned the rank of Captain. In November of 1998, he was elected as the Mayor of Crossett and was re-elected to serve an unprecedented four 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 whose happiest moments included, taking trips with his wife and friends, baiting hooks with his grandson, and enjoying John Wayne westerns.
He was 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 private family Service will be held on Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, with Pastor Robin Allen, officiating.
The family would like to recognize all current and former employees of both the City of Crossett and Ashley County, the Crossett City Council, and the amazing citizens of Crossett as honorary pallbearers. They are deeply grateful for your love and support.
Anyone interested in remotely attending the service may go to the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page and view the service via live stream on Monday at 2 p.m. A link to a downloadable service program will be made available HERE the day of the service.