Gary Allen Marshall, 62, died May 24, 2008, at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Hutchinson, and was a former resident of Pratt.


Gary Allen Marshall, 62, died May 24, 2008, at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Hutchinson, and was a former resident of Pratt. He played semi-professional baseball in Wichita and was signed by the Houston Astros. His career ended after one year due to an auto accident which blinded him. He worked as an instructor for the State of Texas for the newly blinded.
Survivors include: wife, Franci; children, Jamie Marshall, John Paul Marshall,  and Jeremiah Marshall, all of Austin, Lauri Steerman, Bedford, Texas, Ruth Anne Auditore and Katie Kane, both of Pflugerville, Texas; a stepson, Steve Simik, Round Rock, Texas; eight grandchildren; a sister, Pat Sims, New York; and an aunt, Laurene Walters, Pratt.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. May 31 at Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice Austin.