Earl A. Marshall, Jr.

December 11, 1932 - June 13, 2020

Earl Marshall, Jr.

Earl A. Marshall, Jr., 87, of China, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on December 11, 1932, in Beaumont, to Virginia McClelland Marshall and Earl Albert Marshall, Sr. Earl was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a former Detective for the City of Beaumont Police Department; and later retired as a Chief Investigator for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, in 1998.

Earl is survived by his wife, Phyllis Marshall, of China; children, Steven Earl Marshall, of California; Sheila Renee Rizzato, of Vidor; and Pamela Ann Garland and her husband, Lynn, of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Mary Louise Smith, of Beaumont; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ann LeBlanc Marshall; and sister, Nancy Marsh.

A gathering of Mr. Marshall’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Broussard’s. A family committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Earl’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Angela Romi, NP, and Jefferson County Home Health for going above and beyond in their compassionate care for Earl.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group, P.O. Box 12352, Beaumont, Texas 77726.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (12)

  • Ginger Robertson

    21 June 2020 at 19:56 | #

    My uncle Bubba was my rock for many years I loved him with all my heart and soul yes he was big and tough but underneath that tough shell was one of the most tender heart oersion you could ever meet I will miss him forever to all my family I am so sorry for your loss I love you all forever and always


  • Pat Marsh

    20 June 2020 at 04:10 | #

    Uncle Bubba had a profound impact on my life, and I suspect on the lives of all who knew him. Respect is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Uncle Bubba. He had integrity, strength and impeccable character. With a heart the size of the state of Texas.


  • Elaine Jones

    17 June 2020 at 02:40 | #

    Phyllis I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Marshall always reminded me of the "Quiet Man". He was a man of few words but made things happen.


  • Steve Wiggins

    17 June 2020 at 00:33 | #

    When I became a new ADA, Earl helped me anytime I needed a little "guidance" ! He was a great friend and was patient with me when others weren't!. He reminded me of my drill sergeant in the Army, but also my favorite. teacher. He was a caring, devoted, and experienced professional . He was my favorite Cowboy ! I miss you sir. I'll always remember how you and Phyllis were always together at the elevator! I miss you Earl. Thanks for all you did for me! GOD Bless You.!


  • Cindi Marsh Miller

    16 June 2020 at 20:50 | #

    I would like to express my sadness on hearing that Uncle Bubba passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and our other beloved family members.

    I also wish to share a few memories of my Uncle Bubba. As I and my sisters were growing up, he was always a little larger than life, and not only because he was six feet tall, but because he was our “super hero.” When we were visiting at his home and he came in wearing his policeman’s uniform, we knew he was one of the good guys who could always be counted on. He was always there when you needed him. My sisters and I had many fun times visiting in my uncle’s home. When we lived away, a visit to see him and his family was always a highlight of our summer visits to Texas.

    Years later, when I had a family of my own, and we’d visit Grandma’s house, our boys loved it when Uncle Bubba stopped by on his way home. He’d smile his big smile and show them his badge. These two little boys also understood that he was one of the good guys.

    My Uncle taught me much. He, along with my Grandpa, taught me how to fish. clean crabs (we all got a lot of laughs from that), and so any other things that are important in life. The most important lessons, though, were to do what is honest and right, and to love others and be there for them.

    If everyone could have an Uncle Bubba in their lives, the world would be a much better place. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and love him.


  • Bill Quick

    16 June 2020 at 14:08 | #

    I have very fond memories of working closely with Earl when I was an Assistant DA in the 1970's. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.


  • Tom Hanna

    15 June 2020 at 22:59 | #

    Elizabeth and I are saddened to hear of Earl's passing and I am thankful for the opportunity to have know and worked with him. Quiet, composed and a credit to the law enforcement profession, he was an outstanding member of the investigative staff at the DA's office. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family in this time of loss and grief. Tom and Liz


  • Carolyn Oster

    15 June 2020 at 19:52 | #

    Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. Earl was a really good man who was looked up to and was loved by many. Sorry, I lost touch with y'all. Love you!


  • Bob Wortham

    15 June 2020 at 02:53 | #

    Jefferson County lost a GREAT star. Earl was a born leader and making thins happen was second nature for him. He was always calm and never wrong.


  • Alicia Manuel

    15 June 2020 at 02:43 | #

    I’m sorry to hear of Earls passing. I’ll be praying for your family Phyllis!


  • C Keith Hawkes

    15 June 2020 at 01:44 | #

    The only words that I can come up with is “What a man!” Thanks for your leadership, my friend! Well done!!!

    Rest In Peace, sir!


  • Fara Rollins

    15 June 2020 at 00:28 | #

    Mr Earl was a very sweet man. Always consider of other people. He will be very missed..


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