David Blaine Marshall

May 28, 1956October 16, 2020

David Blaine Marshall, 64, of Iowa Colony, TX passed away on October 16, 2020. David was born on May 28, 1956 in Joplin, MO, to the late Donald B. Marshall and is survived by his mother Shirley Marshall.

David's diverse career allowed him to experience living in multiple U.S. locations, including Beverly Hills, CA where meeting and spending time with celebrity clients transitioned into stories incorporated with his unique dry wit. His career was complete with the position of Vice President of Finance & CFO of Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX.

David loved the Green Bay Packers, Rod Stewart, the ocean and binge watching James Bond movies. However, his unending devotion to his wife and son was a reflection of his heart and character. David's constant love and overwhelming pride for his son Blaine was a highlight of his life, along with his wife Martha of 27 years. As a family, they lived through life creating memories which will never be forgotten. (even with the family dog 'George')

David never ceased to reach out with sincere happiness for others expressing joy for family marriages, births and events, to the point of self-declaring "favorite uncle" status. Although he is now with his earthly and heavenly father, his laughter, love and kindness will be forever in our hearts.

Our beloved David is survived by his mother, Shirley Marshall; wife, Martha Marshall; son, Blaine Marshall; Siblings, Steve Marshall (wife, Holly), Brian Marshall (wife, Lynn) and Brenda Green (husband, John), along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.


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Gracie Gonzalez

October 27, 2020

Family of David,

I am so very sorry for the loss you are suffering. I work at BC and had many encounters with David. He was such a joyful, happy, and funny soul. We would occasionally invite him to our potlucks on the second floor of the Admin wing cause we truly enjoyed listening to him share stories. He kept us in stitches. I will fondly remember David and will miss him wandering the halls of BC getting in some steps.

Wishing you comfort, peace. and strength as you go through maneuvering life without him.

My sincerest condolences,
Gracie Gonzalez

Debbie and Debbie Harvill

October 21, 2020

Danny and I were so saddened to hear of David's passing. Even tho we only had the privilege of knowing David a few years, we always enjoyed visiting with him. He was such a nice and personable man. It was evident how much he cared for his family. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Martha, Blaine, all family and friends during this difficult time.

Steve Solis

October 21, 2020

My prayers and thoughts are with you, Martha and Blaine. May God give you peace and fill your hearts with love during this difficult time.

Quentin Leber

October 20, 2020

As a Manager with McLemore, I had the pleasure of meeting with David on many occasions.
David was always spot on and supportive of our goals.
Meeting with him was always a pleasure.
Quentin J. Leber

John Ditto

October 20, 2020

David was on my hiring committee and I have worked closely with him nearly every day since I have started work at the college. He always listened and has done many things to make the college a better place. He was also a very good friend to me. I will miss David very much and I pray for Martha, Blaine, and all his family and friends as they go through the grieving process.

Harold Griffin

October 19, 2020

I've only been with BC for a couple of years, so I didn't have a great deal of interactions with David. This is a regret. The time that I did spend with him were memorable. He had a unique sense of humor, which I totally got and appreciated. In some respects, he was very much what I expected of a "finance guy", but there was a side to David that broke that mold and was personable, approachable, and a giving soul who had a true passion to teaching. I recall him sitting around the breakfast table, at the annual Board retreats, sharing the different instructional approaches he used to capture the attention of his students and help them grasp what could be pretty complex subject matter. Like so many of my colleagues, I would have loved to spend more time getting to know him and perhaps share with him my passion for finance and economics. He made a difference and will be missed.

Natalie McIntyre

October 19, 2020

It is with pure sadness and heartbreak that I learned of David Marshall's passing. Though we didn't work directly on a daily basis, we had some discussions that I will always cherish. He was the ultimate professional, while still letting those working with him know that he had their interest at heart and was willing to go the extra mile for them if that was needed. When our paths crossed, we talked about all things from the reason for my visit to what the latest things were going on with him. It was easy to tell how much he loved his family and especially his son and wife, whom it was clear he adored. David left an indelible mark at Brazosport College and with me.

Alisa Petrovich

October 19, 2020

David was so much fun to be around. His dry humor, his friendly manner, and his sincerity are things I will remember most about him.

I said a prayer for him and lit a candle for him and all of you

May his memory be immortal.


Ron Parker

October 19, 2020

David was my colleague at Brazosport College. We worked together to try to make the IT department at the college the best it could be. I appreciated his support of me and my department. I learned a lot from him about the finances of the college. He was always sharing his ideas and thoughts with me about the challenges of managing the finances of such a large and diverse organization. I always had great confidence that the college would always be in good financial condition with him leading the way. David and I had many long talks about a variety of projects and initiatives. My last conversation with him was one of those types of talks where we discussed ideas and plans so that is how I will remember him best. His loss comes as a great shock to me but I plan to say thank you to him when I see him again some day.

Melissa Blanks

October 19, 2020

My deepest sympathies go out to the Marshall family for their loss. David was a wonderful asset to Brazosport College and he will be dearly missed. Praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time.