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 Charles P. Marshall

Charles P. Marshall

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 26 Oct 1998 (aged 80)
Eastland, Eastland County, Texas, USA
Burial Eastland, Eastland County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 50629703 · View Source
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Abilene Reporter October 28, 1998
Former Eastland mayor dies


Regional Editor

EASTLAND - Charles P. Marshall, former Eastland mayor, educator and civic leader, died Monday at his home after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Eastland High School athletic complex that bears his name - the Charles P. and Lois Marshall Sports Complex. The couple taught for a combined 83 years, most of that here.

A native of Washington, D.C., Marshall graduated from Comanche High School, then attended Howard Payne University on an athletic scholarship. He starred on the track team, anchoring the mile relay team to the Kansas and Drake Relays championships in 1941. He also was president of the HPU Student Council.

Marshall interrupted his education to serve in China with the "Flying Tigers" during World War II, and earned a commission as a first lieutenant. In 1952 he earned a master's degree from Hardin-Simmons University.

He taught school at Comanche, and was serving as head football coach at Olney when he met Lois Bolding, a fellow teacher. They married in 1952.

He was named principal of Eastland High School in 1955 and served until 1969. He continued to serve the school district as a counselor and supervisor until his retirement in 1986.

He announced Eastland Mavericks home football games from 1955 until his retirement, never missing a Friday night in 28 years.

He was elected to the Eastland City Commission in 1974 and was mayor from 1978-86. He was active in the Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Eastland Chamber of Commerce and Goodfellows.

In 1981 he received the chamber's Golden Deeds Award for his long community service.

In 1994, the Eastland school district dedicated its new gymnasium and athletic complex to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall in honor of their 62 years of combined service to Eastland students.

Survivors are his wife, Lois, of the home; two sons, Charlie and John Marshall, both of Dallas; three sisters, Eloise Parker of Comanche, Nona Laughlin of Odessa and Ruth St. Clair of Springfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Bio info provided by Find A Grave contributor Cathy Morgan

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