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William M. "Bill" Marshall II


William M. Bill Marshall II
MARSHALL William M. Bill Marshall, 75, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Marshall, Texas. Bill was born June 13, 1940 in Florence, S.C. to William McFarland Marshall and Lucille Edens Ward. He graduated from Lynchburg High School in 1957. Bill was retired from the United States Navy where he was an electrical operator and responsible for the nuclear power systems aboard the aircraft carriers. His final assignment was aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz. Bill earned his Bachelors Degree in math and political science from The University of North Carolina, his Masters in computer science from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and his MBA from Drexel University in 1983. In the fall of 1998, Bill moved from Pennsylvania to Marshall where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for the ELTEC Corporation.
Bill was actively involved in his community in Marshall where he served as City Commissioner of District 4 for four years. He was the former Chairman of MEDCO and on the Citizens Advisory Committee. His memberships included Mensa, Rotary International and First United Methodist Church. Bills contributions and dedication to the City of Marshall will be forever remembered. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Johnson) Marshall; daughter, Denise Barham (Jason); son, Dr. Bill Marshall, III (Laura); sister, Cecelia Montgomery (Arthur); brothers, T.J. Marshall and Edward Ward; and grandchildren, Ian, Lindsey and Abigale.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Lucille Ward and McFarland Marshall; his daughter, Victoria Suzanne Marshall and his brother, Frank Ward.
Visitation for Bill will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 27, 2015, 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rodger Garbs officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Rotary International in Bills memory.
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