The Obit For Bob Marquis

Robert "Bob" Marquis

The Beaumont Enterprise


Robert Bob Marquis, 82, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and resident of Beaumont since 1952, Mr. Marquis was a retired dispatcher with Union City Transfer Company. Earlier in the years, he retired as a Professional Baseball Player with the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds, having played from 1947 through 1953.

Mr. Marquis was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II. His wife, Jayne Himmel Marquis preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters, Pam Marquis Price of Port Arthur, and Cathy Lynn Lee Winchester and her husband Terry of Beaumont; sons, Bob Pearson and his wife Paula and Bill Pearson and his wife Pam all of Kountze; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the Mortuary.

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