Dr. General Garwood Marshall
1936 - 2020
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MARSHALL, Dr. General Garwood Dr. General Garwood Marshall, the second son of L.M. and M.L. Marshall, was born February 27, 1936 in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of The Original L.C. Anderson High School, 1953; Morehouse College, Bachelor of Arts degree, 1957; The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts degree, 1966 and University of Houston, Doctor of EducationMathematics, 1976. His teaching career in mathematics spanned more than 44 years, beginning in 1957 with his first job at William James High School, Statesboro, Georgia; followed by his return to Austin and employment at Huston-Tillotson College (University), 1966. During his years in Georgia, Dr. Marshall was selected as the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce Regional Teacher of the Year and state finalist for Teacher of the Year. During his years at Huston-Tillotson University, he received two teaching excellence awards and coordinated the founding of The Austin Prefreshman Engineering Program (AusPrep), a member of the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program, whose goal was to increase the number of minority engineers in Texas. Dr. Marshall joined Ebenezer Third Baptist Church in 1958, under the leadership of Rev. Robert L. Rowe and immediately asked that the church would put him to work. He met his wife, Marian Lavon at Kealing Jr. High School; they began their courtship in 1951 and were married in July 1957. Dr. Marshall considered himself to be a servant leader in all of his civic, social and religious organizations, including: Life member-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Austin Revitalization Authority, Vice Chair-Board of Directors; East Austin Economic Development Corporation, Chair-Board of Directors; Travis County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board of Directors; Greater Austin Council on Alcoholism, Vice Chairman-Board of Directors; Save Muny(City Municipal Golf Course) Board Member; First Tee of Greater Austin-Responsibility Award recipient, 2018; recipient of the Family of the Year Award, Man of the Year Award and Distinguished Christian Service Award. He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for more than 25 years, and church photographer. He was an avid golfer for more than 75 years and was the proud owner of his personal golf cart and trailer. Dr. Marshall was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Lewis and Marion (Light) Marshall. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Marian Lavon; children: Geoffrey (Rhonda) Marshall; Karen (Billy) Clark; Tanya (Shelvin) Moore; Sister Vivian Adams; grandchildren: Brandon and Ashley Clark, Kristen and Kaitlyn Marshall, Prentice Moore, Taleah Moore (Zackery) Hawthorne and Worthington Moore; Sister-in-law Juretta Marshall; nieces, Cheryl Brown, Angela Lee, Kia Hill, Mitzi Marshall; nephew, Larry (Sherry) Marshall & a host of cousins and friends. Visitation Monday, June 29, 4-7 pm at King-Tears Mortuary. Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 30, 11 am at Ebenezer Third Baptist Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Huston-Tillotson University at 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78702 or Ebenezer Child Development Center, 1014 E. 10th Street, Austin, TX 78702

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jun. 29, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
Gonna miss our early morning sign up at the golf courses, our many conservations about the old neighborhood, civil rights, our adult paths and many adventures. May you Rest In Peace my friend. And condolences to your wonderful family.
Frank Segura
July 1, 2020
Gonna miss our morning conversations at early sign up at the golf course. Many adventures and memories of our youth and neighborhood.
My friend your many inspirational words were a comfort to the early gang. My you Rest In Peace and the honor is mine for having known you.
Frank Segura
Frank Segura
June 30, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family. General was a Man of All Seasons. He will be missed.
Elaine Carter
June 30, 2020
I'm grateful that I got a chance to learn from Dr. Marshall and be part of serving the same community he's built and guided with his leadership. Dr. Marshall was a historian, professor, photographer, mentor, and friend. You name it and he had a story and legacy to share. He will be missed immensely by family, friends and the community at large. Sending prayers and my condolences to his wife and family. His presence has been felt and will continue to be revered.
Karmella Green
June 30, 2020
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June 29, 2020
ou know where the house is? Morehouse, is what he use to say. He use to recite poems whether it was an Alpha poem especially since he was our Delta Chapter adviser. One poem has stuck with me for life titled, Gods Minute by Dr. Benjamin Mays.
Darrin Dawn
June 29, 2020
We will forever have very fond memories of Deacon Marshall. We will miss seeing him when we visit Ebenezer. We have Sister Marshall and the entire Marshall family in our prayers.
Louis and Philana Hudspeth
June 29, 2020
A true friend and brother.
Bill Lyons
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