OBITUARY

Marcus Gay

November 22, 1923September 1, 2019

Marcus Carol (Liccioni) Gay passed away September 1st, 2019 in Kerrville, TX. He was born in Houston on November 22, 1923 to parents George D. Liccioni and Genevera L. Monroe. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father Ewing N. Gay, mother Genevera L. Gay, father George D. Liccioni, and wife Patricia M. Gay. He graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in Houston and attended the University of Houston where he studied photography. He joined the U. S. Army serving in WWII and in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. At the time of his death, he was a retired photoengraver having worked for the Houston Chronicle, Houston Post, and Texas Engraving. He spent time volunteering as an auxiliary law enforcement officer with the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge AF & AM #1172 and the Arabia Shrine Temple of Houston; he also served as Worthy Patron for Park Place Chapter #731, and Eastwood Chapter #1077, Order of the Eastern Star. He received the Grand Cross of Color for his service to Park Place Rainbow Assembly #35 and received the Cross of Honor for his service to Park Place DeMolay#106. He is survived by daughters Patricia C. and Charlotte L. and their husbands: C. R. Westbrook of Boerne, TX; David Jones of Houston, TX; grandson Anthony L. Sutton of Round Rock and his wife, Stacey A.; and his great-granddaughter Penelope; niece Jean L. Meyers and her husband Richard Meyers of Pearland, TX. Later in life, he connected with his brother G. Dewey Liccioni, Jr. of The Woodlands; his sister Irene Jackson and her husband Bill Jackson of Tomball, TX. After Hurricane Ike devastated the Galveston/Houston metro area, Dad said he did not want to experience another hurricane disaster again. That is when he decided he wanted to move to Kerrville, Texas. The family would like to thank the staff of The Plaza by the River (now known as Brookdale Guadalupe River), Mountain Villa Assisted Living, Hilltop Village Nursing and Rehabilitation, all of Kerrville, and Alamo Hospice of Boerne/Kerrville. These exceptional caregivers were our Dad’s family when we could not be physically present for him. The South Texas Veterans Medical Center in Kerrville also provided exceptional care through 2017 and excellent resources for the family. Graveside service will be held with military and Masonic honors at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, TX 77023 on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 10AM.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 9, 2019

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