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Marshall Beasley


Marshall A. (Marty) Beasley, died peacefully with his family at his side on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Marty was born September 26, 1922 in Houston, Texas to Harvey A. and Lena C. Beasley. He was married on June 28, 1947 to Leatrice M. Beasley to whom he was lovingly married for 62 years until her death in 2009. 

Marty graduated from Reagan High School in 1940. In 1942, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp, serving his country proudly in the South Pacific throughout WWII. Most notably, Marty was honored with the Presidential Unit Citation for his service with the 4th Marine Division in the February 19, 1945 invasion of Iwo Jima, as well as his service in other Pacific campaigns. In 1946, he entered The University of Texas, earning Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration, completing his studies in 1950. 

For the next 25 years, Marty held numerous sales and marketing positions in the food industry. In 1977, he founded All State Roofing Company. And, for the next 30 years, he worked passionately on behalf of his real estate and homeowner clients, who greatly respected his professional business acumen and industry expertise. Throughout his adult life, Marty actively served in a number of community roles including President of the Gulf Association of the AAU, Director of the Dad's Club YMCA, and in numerous competitive swimming leadership positions. 

Marty was always a proud Father and Grandfather of his children and grandchildren. He loved celebrating their achievements, and worked hard to support their endeavors. Like many of his generation, Marty was a proud American. He exemplified a strong work ethic, he loved his family, and he lived the American dream. His family will miss him dearly. 

He is survived by his three children: his son Stephen C. Beasley and his wife Nancy M. Beasley; his daughter Marsha Murray Yarish, and her husband Dr. R. Scott Yarish; and his son Mark R. Beasley and his fiancé Kay Hearne; four grandchildren: Kyle Shelton, Kimberly Shelton, Brad Beasley, and Kate Beasley Brock and her husband Michael Brock; and one great-grandchild: Van Shelton. 

Marty Beasley presenting the AAU Sports Appreciation Award to Jenifer Webb in 1969