In Memory

Marvin Marshall

Marvin Marshall

Marvin Ferrell Marshall

March 28, 1946 - January 9, 2007

Lifelong Plainview resident Marvin Ferrell Marshall, 60, died Jan. 9, 2007, at Covenant Hospital Plainview of heart failure.  Services were held Thursday Jan. 11 at First Methodist Church with Dr. Lewis Holland and the Rev. Sam Medina officiating.  Interment was at Plainview Memorial Park by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Judge Marshall was born in Plainview on March 28, 1946, to Marvin Glenn and Elsa Jeanette Marshall.  He graduated Plainview High School in 1964.  In 1969, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He married Carolyn Sears on November 19, 1971, in Plainview.

In 1971, he graduated with honors from the second class of Texas Tech Law School and began work as a lawyer with the LaFont Law Firm, LLP in Plainview.  Soon afterwards, he was elected to an unexpired term as County Attorney for Hale County and District Attorney for the 64th District of Hale County.  He was re-elected in 1976 and again in 1980.  In 1981, he was appointed by William P. Clements, then Governor of Texas, as State District Judge of the 242nd District Court.  That same year, he was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the Texas Tech Law School.  He was re-elected to the 242nd District Court in 1982, 1986, 1990 and again in 1994, and served on the court until 1997.  In 1997 he assumed the status of Visiting Judge and sat in courts throughout Texas, especially in the Lubbock and Dallas areas.  In 2005, he returned to private practice with the law firm of Turner and Jordon, LLP, Lubbock.

Judge Marshall was a 27 year survivor of Hodgkin Lymphoma and ten year survivor of a heart attack. He enjoyed hunting, collecting Native American artifacts and being outdoors, and was a long time collector and rebuilder of classic automobiles.  An annual expedition to south Texas hill country to see the wildflowers in bloom was a favorite pastime of his.  Marvin was a lifelong member of First Methodist Church in Plainview.

Judge Marshall is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Plainview; Amanda Marshall of Oxford, England; Kelli Marshall of Lubbock; father Marvin Glenn Marshall of Plainview; sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Glenn Mahagan of Kress; sister and brother-in-law Theresa "Tesa" and Tim Benefield of Jonestown, and brother-in-law, Larry Sears of Lubbock. He is further survived by seven nieces and nephews and nine grand nieces and nephews.  Judge Marshall was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Marshall.

Pallbearers are: Dwight Clower, Randy Kidd, John Ross, Ronnie Hopper, Jay Monych, Kenny Kernell, Stan Payne and Ken McCormick.