Barry Marshall passes away in Gatesville
Barry Marshall. 47. of Gatesville. died April 1 in a Gatesville hospital.
Funeral services were held April 4 at the Gateway Baptist Church in Gatesville with the Rev. Royse Cockrell officiating. Interment followed at the Davidson Cemetery.
He was born on July 17, 1952 in Galesville to M.K. and Cleo Marshall. He graduated from Gatesville High school in 1970 and later attended McLennan Community College in Waco. He entered into the electrical business in 1971, working for Gary Shoemaker and Milton Harrell.
In 1982, he opened Marshall Electric, which he and his brother were currently operating, working mostly in the Gatesville – Copperas Cove and Killeen area. He married Mary Wendeborn Wallace on Sept. 4, 1981. He served on the Electrical Board for the City of Copperas Cove. He was an active and devoted member of Gateway Baptist Church and was well known for his generosity and love for helping people. He was noted as a walking encyclopedia, with his knowledge of trivia. He enjoyed music and was an avid fisherman. He and his nephew Brian Wendeborn participated in fishing in the Angler’s Choice Team Tournaments.
He is survived by his wife. Mary Marshall of Gatesville: son. Cody (Slim) Wallace of Gatesville; parents, M.K. (Jiggs) and Cleo Marshall of Gatesville; sister, Mrs. Fred (Connie) Cummings of Lampasas; brother, Kelly Marshall of Gatesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Gateway Baptist Church Pallbearers were Juan Sanchez, Gene Riley, Ronnie Cole, Ben Brumbalow, Ron Grisby, Sam Morton, Tommy Altum and Mary Marshall.
Honorary pallbearers were Woody Money, Richard Sellers, Paul Stone and Wendell Bell.