Jim Farrell “Jim” Marrs Jr.

Jim Farrell “Jim” Marrs Jr.

Birth
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death
2 Aug 2017 (aged 73)
Springtown, Parker County, Texas, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered. Specifically: ashes spread on home acreage in Springtown
Memorial ID
182013778 View Source

Investigative Journalist, New York Times best-selling author, Researcher, Educator, Editorial Cartoonist. Known as one of the most famous investigators of the John F Kennedy assassination and subsequently more as a prolific conspiracy researcher on a wide variety of topics. He was born James Farrell Marrs, Jr to devout Baptist parents: James Farrell Marrs, a structural steel vendor and Pauline Draper, a novelist. Early in his career while attending the Universities of North Texas(B.A. 1966) and graduate school at Texas Tech, Lubbock(1967-68)) earning a degree in journalism, he served as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram amongst several other newspapers. He had met Jack Ruby(who on live television shot Lee Harvey Oswald; having visited his night club the month before the JFK assassination, of which the events of that time partly set the stage for the remainder of his career. After college, he served with the Fourth Army intelligence Unit during the Vietnam War becoming a military and aerospace writer; thus expanding his interest in the world of secrecy. He later served as adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1976 to 2007, teaching a course on the JFK assassination and while there, was also probably the first to teach a course on UFO's at the college level(2000-2007). In addition to his numerous interviews, lectures and articles, he was a five time New York Times best-selling author. Some of his more popular books included the critically acclaimed "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy"(1989) which served as a basis for the Oliver Stone movie "JFK"(1991) reaching the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List, "Alien Agenda"(1997) a non-fictional UFO worldwide top seller, "Rule By Secrecy"(2000), "Above Top Secret"(2008) and "The Rise of the Fourth Reich"(2008). Marrs also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The History Channel, This Morning America, Geraldo, The Montel Williams Show, Today, TechTV, Larry King, Coast to Coast AM radio, and many other radio and TV shows regionally and nationwide. Marrs won several Associated Press writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer's Association National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Marrs received Freedom Magazine's Human Rights Leadership Award. He was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from JFK Lancer in 2008 and from the Conscious Life Expo in 2015. As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, he was awarded their 50-year pin in 2017. He was former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth. Jim Marrs, Jr is listed both in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. He passed away suddenly from a heart attack at his home after a brief illness at age 73.

Bio by RCSObituary for James Farrell Marrs Jr.
JIM MARRS was born December 5, 1943 in Ft Worth, Texas. He died from a heart attack August 2, 2017 at his home in Wise County. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol, his two daughters, Cathryn Lafitte of Fort Worth, Jayme Castle and her husband, Chris Castle, his brother David and wife Sandy of Bridgeport, and grandchildren, Moxy, Jackson, and Scout. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim Marrs earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and attended graduate school at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Beginning in1976 until his retirement in 2007, Marrs taught a course on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1989, his book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller List. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.
Other books by Marrs include Alien Agenda (1997) which was the top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world, Rule by Secrecy (2000), The Terror Conspiracy Revisited (2007), The Rise of the Fourth Reich, (2008) and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy (2010), Our Occulted History (2013), Population Control (2015),and his last book The Illuminati (2017).
Memorials to help with medical expenses for Jim can be sent to: PO Box 189, Springtown, Texas 76082or please visit www.youcaring.com/jimandcarolmarrs-894894
To send flowers to the family of James Farrell Marrs Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Notes:
Also featured in History Channel Episode of UFO Files : "Texas' Roswell"
Father's Name James Farrell Marrs
Mother's Name Minnie Pauline Draper
Brother: Lawrence Eugene Marrs : Memorial #32799343
Biographical info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Marrs

Investigative Journalist, New York Times best-selling author, Researcher, Educator, Editorial Cartoonist. Known as one of the most famous investigators of the John F Kennedy assassination and subsequently more as a prolific conspiracy researcher on a wide variety of topics. He was born James Farrell Marrs, Jr to devout Baptist parents: James Farrell Marrs, a structural steel vendor and Pauline Draper, a novelist. Early in his career while attending the Universities of North Texas(B.A. 1966) and graduate school at Texas Tech, Lubbock(1967-68)) earning a degree in journalism, he served as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram amongst several other newspapers. He had met Jack Ruby(who on live television shot Lee Harvey Oswald; having visited his night club the month before the JFK assassination, of which the events of that time partly set the stage for the remainder of his career. After college, he served with the Fourth Army intelligence Unit during the Vietnam War becoming a military and aerospace writer; thus expanding his interest in the world of secrecy. He later served as adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1976 to 2007, teaching a course on the JFK assassination and while there, was also probably the first to teach a course on UFO's at the college level(2000-2007). In addition to his numerous interviews, lectures and articles, he was a five time New York Times best-selling author. Some of his more popular books included the critically acclaimed "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy"(1989) which served as a basis for the Oliver Stone movie "JFK"(1991) reaching the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List, "Alien Agenda"(1997) a non-fictional UFO worldwide top seller, "Rule By Secrecy"(2000), "Above Top Secret"(2008) and "The Rise of the Fourth Reich"(2008). Marrs also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The History Channel, This Morning America, Geraldo, The Montel Williams Show, Today, TechTV, Larry King, Coast to Coast AM radio, and many other radio and TV shows regionally and nationwide. Marrs won several Associated Press writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer's Association National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Marrs received Freedom Magazine's Human Rights Leadership Award. He was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from JFK Lancer in 2008 and from the Conscious Life Expo in 2015. As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, he was awarded their 50-year pin in 2017. He was former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth. Jim Marrs, Jr is listed both in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. He passed away suddenly from a heart attack at his home after a brief illness at age 73.

Bio by RCSObituary for James Farrell Marrs Jr.
JIM MARRS was born December 5, 1943 in Ft Worth, Texas. He died from a heart attack August 2, 2017 at his home in Wise County. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol, his two daughters, Cathryn Lafitte of Fort Worth, Jayme Castle and her husband, Chris Castle, his brother David and wife Sandy of Bridgeport, and grandchildren, Moxy, Jackson, and Scout. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim Marrs earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and attended graduate school at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Beginning in1976 until his retirement in 2007, Marrs taught a course on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1989, his book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller List. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.
Other books by Marrs include Alien Agenda (1997) which was the top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world, Rule by Secrecy (2000), The Terror Conspiracy Revisited (2007), The Rise of the Fourth Reich, (2008) and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy (2010), Our Occulted History (2013), Population Control (2015),and his last book The Illuminati (2017).
Memorials to help with medical expenses for Jim can be sent to: PO Box 189, Springtown, Texas 76082or please visit www.youcaring.com/jimandcarolmarrs-894894
To send flowers to the family of James Farrell Marrs Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Notes:
Also featured in History Channel Episode of UFO Files : "Texas' Roswell"
Father's Name James Farrell Marrs
Mother's Name Minnie Pauline Draper
Brother: Lawrence Eugene Marrs : Memorial #32799343
Biographical info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Marrs


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  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 182013778
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182013778/jim-farrell-marrs: accessed ), memorial page for Jim Farrell “Jim” Marrs Jr. (5 Dec 1943–2 Aug 2017), Find a Grave Memorial ID 182013778, ; Maintained by RCS (contributor 47313089) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a ashes spread on home acreage in Springtown.