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William D. "Bill" Marshall, 68, of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away on March 17, 2014 in Pipe Creek.
He was born in Beaumont, Texas, to Courtenay D. Marshall and Frances Curtis Marshall on August 1, 1945. He was married to Carolyn (Schindler) Marshall in 1980 in Austin, Texas.
He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in chemical engineering, and worked for the Gulf Oil Company in Port Arthur, Texas. He was called to the U. S. Army for service and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. After serving his country, he found his true career calling as an educator. He returned to school and earned a masters' degree from Southwest Texas State University in mathematics and physics and began a teaching career that spanned 30 years; first, at the high school level and later at San Antonio College and the University of Incarnate Word. He served on the board of the Bandera ISD Education Foundation from 2006 through the present term.
Bill was very proud of his Irish heritage and was active in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas. He served for many years as an officer of that group including president. He received the "Cusack Family Award" in 1990 and the "Irishman of the Year" award in 1997. He was also a member of the Beethoven Maennerchor and assisted during the music performances.
In recent years Bill became involved in the local elections process and served as the Election Judge for Precinct 102 in Bandera County. From 2010 through 2013 he assisted with the music program at Bandera United Methodist Church and performed with the Bell Choir.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Marshall; his children Vickie Silvas (Daniel), Elizabeth Marshall, and Stephen Marshall (Allison); Annie L. Marshall, the mother of his children; brother Courtenay A. Marshall (Sandy) and sister Rebecca Hawener; and in-laws Judith Marshall and Joseph William Schindler.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bandera United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ken Dahlberg presiding.
Memorials may be given to the Bandera ISD Education, the Bandera United Methodist Church, the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas and the Beethoven Maennerchor.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapel.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 21, 2014