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Marshall, Captain John S.

December 14, 1939 –
 March 11, 2014


John S. Marshall fought a courageous battle with cancer and entered the gates of heaven on March 11, 2014, at the age of 74. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939 and graduated from Sherman High School in 1958. Son of Virginia and John L. Marshall, he was the eldest of 3 siblings, and 2 step-brothers; he grew up on his family’s farm in Sherman, TX. John attended Austin College in 1958 and then entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960. When John finished his nuclear power training and Submarine School, he qualified in submarines in USS Threadfin (SS410). He was in the commissioning crew of USS Grayling (SSN 646), then on the USS John Adams (SSBN 620) as Navigator. John left active service in 1974, and took a commission in the Naval Reserve serving in submarine and major staff units performing significant amounts of active duty on support of COMSEVENTHFLT and USCINCPAC. He commanded two Naval Reserve units and retired as a Captain in 1994. In 1974, John joined Bechtel Power Corporation in California. Moving back to Texas in 1979, he went to work for TXU on the Comanche Peak nuclear station. The next 18 years he served as a licensing manager. John took early retirement in 1998, and continued nuclear power plant licensing work as a consultant. In 2000, he joined MessagePhone. Inc., then in 2008 John joined Certrec Corp. of Ft. Worth and has been with them since. John served on The Colony City Council from 2006 to 2009 as Councilman Place 2. He has also served on the Stewart Peninsula Homeowners Association for 10 years, serving as Treasurer, Secretary and, for the last 6 years, he has served as President. John was also heavily involved with his church serving as the sound technician and also belonged to the men’s outreach ministry. John married his wife Cindy in 1998 and lived a life full of fun, freedom and fulfillment. They each have two children by previous marriages, John’s boys and Cindy’s girls, which they have raised and loved as their own. One son, Jonathan Marshall, is a doctor and the other, Vernon Marshall, is a computer programmer/analyst.  One daughter, Michelle Clay, is an attorney, the other, Melissa Workley, is a medical device sales representative. They also have 8 grandchildren: Lauren Clay (15), Ryan Marshall (13), Caroline Workley (13), Reagan Marshall (12), Jackson Clay (12), Ryleigh Marshall (11), Christopher Workley (9), and Henry Marshall (9). John is also survived by his siblings, Sally Traweek, Adair Ray Marshall, Thomas “Gary” Earnest, Larry Wayne Earnest, and George Outland. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a celebration of life service at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 20 followed by a service at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211 with full military honors at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in John’s name to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church or Texas Oncology at Medical City Dallas ( Dallas or World Ventures Foundation (Bottle School Fund). Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75252 214-306-6700

    Carol Anglin
    16 Mar 2014

    I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Captain John Douglas, USNR (Ret.)
    16 Mar 2014

    I served with John in the Navy Reserve. He was an outstanding officer and a gifted leader. John will be missed. Maybe he rest in peace.

    nicole nadeau
    18 Mar 2014

    My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of loss.

    Martha and Scott McAleese
    19 Mar 2014

    The neighborhood won’t be the same without John. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.

    Joseph T. Clark
    19 Mar 2014

    “O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
    The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won..”
    Rest in peace my friend.

    Cindy be strong during this difficult time and know that our prayers are with you.

    Bill Grona
    19 Mar 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember the many good times we shared at the Fig.

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