Walter F. Marshall (’76, M.ME. ’79)

Walter Marshall Obituary
Walter Fairman Marshall

September 25, 1951 – February 3, 2024

Beloved father and grandfather, Walter Fairman Marshall, passed away on February 3, 2024 in Wimberley, Texas. Walter was born September 25, 1951 in Houston, Texas to William (Fairman) Marshall and Reba Dail Marshall. He was the youngest of three children. He attended West University Elementary (which both of his children later attended), Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston and later earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Walter and his family moved to Austin, Texas in 1997 and he lived the remainder of his life in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country.

Walter was known for his humor, interest in science fiction, reading fantasy novels, and love for his pets. Walter had a natural, instinctive connection to animals, especially dogs. His love for animals continued in his early retirement years when he volunteered as a dog walker for a local animal shelter. Walter was incredibly smart and always spoke what was on his mind. He had a very kind heart, loved being a dad, and was dedicated to his family. His grandchildren called him “Paw Paw” and loved his jokes and gifts.

Walter is preceded in death by his parents, Fairman and Reba; his older brother, Bill Marshall; and Bill’s wife, Jeannine Marshall. He is survived by his sister, Becky Chatham; brother-in-law, Cliff Chatham; children, Meredith LaRocque (and her husband, Nick) and Taylor Marshall (and his wife, Stephanie); previous wife, Pamela Marshall; and grandchildren, Hudson & Tucker LaRocque and Ryder & Amelia Marshall.

A gathering to honor Walter’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Lodge at Cypress Falls Events Center in Wimberley, Texas. 1 Woodcreek Cir, Wimberley, TX 78676. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Walter’s memory to Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue.

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