Jon Shaw Marley

Jon Marley

premium website buildersJon Marley, 54, of Waco, went home to our Lord Sunday morning, January 31, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with viewing beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Burial: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas

Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on the funeral home website.

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Jon was born in Manchester, Tennessee to Ronald J. Marley and Anne Ho Kyong Marley on September 20, 1966. He graduated from Franklin County High School in Winchester, TN and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee University,and a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University. He served his country as a commissioned Army Officer in the Signal Corps during combat operations in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Jon was deployed to the forward location where the first missiles of the war landed in the attacks against United States forces in Kuwait. His military awards and decorations included: Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Parachutist Badge, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.

After his honorable military service, Jon was most recently employed as the Director of Technical Solutions at Simplify Corporation. Jon was known as a professional business partner who deftly created lasting business relationships, and he was a trusted advisor who had over 30 years’ experience in telecommunications.

Jon enjoyed spending time with his family, sports, and hunting. He was an avid hunter who said his greatest loves were being in nature and hunting with his wife and children. He was a devoted husband, father, friend, brother and uncle.

Jon is married to Shellye Leverett Marley and lived in Waco.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Shellye; his four sons, Jansen, Jaden, Avery and Maddox; brother, Steven; mother-in-law; sister-in-law; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

His brother said of him–“Jonnie was the very best example of a family man, husband, and brother—he had a generous soul and I greatly admired him.”

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be sent to, an organization Jon actively supported and where warriors get away from the hospital, in an environment of friendship, camaraderie, and fellowship with fellow warriors in order to accelerate their recovery from the traumatic injuries they sustained in combat.

Their website is:

Or, the family has set up a page specifically for donations to be made in Jon’s name to fight against Glioblastoma at the below listed website:



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Jon touched the lives of everyone he came across. He always had a smile on his face and a hand out to assist.
    He was a great leader, boss and friend to me. He first hired me 20 years ago to start our career together. The running joke was he had hired me and laid me off more than any other person. I would continue to follow him to other companies where ever he land next.
    It was a blessing to enjoy God’s nature on a few hunts with Jon. We didn’t always do good but had a great time doing it with stories of past, new jokes and making memories.

    Jon you have left a grand legacy thru your children and with Shellye taking the lead they will continue to spread what you have taught them.

    Raising my Texas Tea to you….Till we meet again my Friend. Godspeed!

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