GOLDSMITH Jr., Marcus Hale "Goldie"|
Marcus Hale (Goldie) Goldsmith, Jr. was born in Austin, Texas on December 20, 1930 and died on January 2, 2014 at the age of 83. He was born to Marcus Hale Goldsmith, Sr., and Hazel Bustin Goldsmith.
From Oliver Goldsmith's poem, the Deserted Village "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew that one small head could hold all he knew."
Goldie graduated from Austin High School and the University of Texas at Austin with B.B.A. and Law degrees. He participated with a group who built the first Tracor building, he owned an F.M. radio station dedicated to classical music. He practiced Law briefly and then dealt with Fine Art, Collectibles and Antiques. He served in the National Guard.
His devotion to his college fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon was remarkable. He could recall names of Sig Eps, their home towns, their high schools, their majors and their professions after graduation, He kept current on the well-being of Texas Alpha Sig Eps.
He is survived by a sister, Hazel Rogers; brother, B. Brooks Goldsmith and his wife Anne; nephews, Grant, Jim, Eric and Blake; nieces, Kathy, Lisa and Carol. Goldie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marian Goldsmith Christman.
Goldie will be missed by his family and many friends.
Goldie will be laid to rest by his parents in Oakwood Cemetery at a private burial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christopher House.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2014