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2014-03-27

William D. Marshall

1945-2014

William D. "Bill" Marshall, 68, of Pipe Creek, passed away Monday, March 17, in Pipe Creek. He was born in Beaumont on August 1, 1945, to Courtenay D. Marshall and Frances Curtis Marshall.
Bill married Carolyn Schindler Marshall in 1980 in Austin.
After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in chemical engineering, he worked for the Gulf Oil Company in Port Arthur. Bill was called to the United States Army for service and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. However, after serving his country, he found his true career calling as an educator.
Bill returned to school, earning a masters degree from Southwest Texas State University in mathematics and physics, He 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. Bill also served on the board of directors of the Bandera Independent School District Education Foundation from 2006 through the present term.
Very proud of his Irish heritage, Bill was active in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas. He served for many years as an officer of that group, including president. In 1990, Bill received the "Cusack Family" award 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.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Marshall; children Vickie Silvas and her husband, Daniel; Elizabeth Marshall; and Stephen Marshall and his wife, Allison; Annie L. Marshall, the mother of his children; brother Courtenay A. Marshall and his wife, Sandy; sister Rebecca Hawener; and in-laws, Judith Marshall and Joseph William Schindler.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and brother John Marshall.
A memorial service was held Monday, March 24, at Bandera United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ken Dahlberg presiding.
Memorials may be given to the Bandera ISD Education Foundation, the Bandera United Methodist Church, the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas or the Beethoven Maennerchor.

Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapel.com.