Marquis, Jr., Charles "Chick" William Charles, known as "Chick", passed away peacefully on June 27, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Cuero, Texas, January 4, 1926, to Charles William Marquis, Sr. and Jeanette Estelle Casal Marquis. Upon graduation from Cuero High School in 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy Officer's Training School, graduating with a BS in Naval Science and Tactics from the University of Texas in 1946. After one year of active duty in Hawaii, he returned to Austin, graduating with a BS degree in Geology from the University of Texas in 1949. That same year, he was employed by Core Labs, Inc. in Houston. His 36-year career took him to various states and countries, finally moving him to Dallas in 1959. At the time of his retirement, he was Director of Technical Services for Special Core Analysis. Upon retirement, he found refuge from the big city life at his Cedar Creek Lake home. "Chick" is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Louise "Lou" Marquis, son Charles, daughter Laura (Steve Entz), daughter Leslie (Mike Sirek), five granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and one sister Jeannine (Elmo Sample), two nieces and one nephew. "Chick" donated his body to U.T. Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. A private memorial was held with the family. Donations in his memory can be made to any
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 2, 2013