April 12, 2024
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Billie Jon “Bill” Marshall

1937 – 2021

Funeral services for Billie Jon “Bill” Marshall, 83, were held on November 4 at Max Slayton Funerals in Terrell.

Interrment followed at Ables Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Marshall died on October 31, 2021. He was born on November 29, 1937, in Van Zandt County, to CG and HB (Boshears) Marshall.

He was a soft-spoken man with a servant’s heart and the primary loves of his life were God, his family and his sweetheart, Patsy Jean (Sparks), to whom he was married for 61 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Terrell High School and lettered in multiple sports before going on to play football for Henderson County Junior College and Trinity University. He is a member of the Terrell Hall of Fame. 

In 1960, he married Patsy [who recently served as Rains County Commissioner] with whom he had two sons, Kyle and Stuart. He served as coach for their Mesquite PeeWee football teams while working as a truck driver and union representative for TOX. Later in life, he started a new career in financial planning, and eventually became a regional VP for Primerica and collected many lifelong friends along the way. A faithful servant to the Lord, he spent many years volunteering at Church in the City in Rowlett. 

He is survived by his wife of East Tawakoni; sons, Kyle Marshall and wife Vicky of Emory, and Stuart Marshall of Mesquite; grandchildren, Miranda Parker and husband Bradley of Carrollton, Ashley Marshall of Smithville, Lacy Marshall of Royse City, Aaron Marshall and wife Sarah of Emory, Taylor Marshall and wife Elise of Princeton, Melinda Stephan and husband James of Benbrook; great-grandchildren, Asden Marshall Meeks, Josephine Marshall Meeks, Preston Parker, Emersyn Hunter, Dylan Parker, Blakely Marshall, Gracie Marshall, Lane Marshall and Charlie Stephan; sisters-in-law, Mary Marshall Highlander of Pottsboro and Stella Wheeler of Cody, Wyoming; in addition to many extended family members. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, Gerald, CG, and Terry, and his sister, Wonita.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Alzheimer’s Association and American Diabetes Association.