William Harold Marslett
William Harold Marslett
  • May 17, 1925 - June 3, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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William Harold Marslett, 92, of Fort Worth, Texas, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He passed away suddenly at his residence, The Courtyards of River Park, Fort Worth, Texas.

Bill was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 17, 1925 to Franklin Marslett and Elizabeth Marslett (nee. Krebs). Bill, after graduating from high school, served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He served in Europe, mostly in Germany, and was a guard in the Nuremberg trials, He was a graduate from Bible Baptist Seminary, earning a Th.M. in 1951. He worked for Lockheed Martin for twenty years, Texas Instruments for a few years, Bell Helicopter for twenty years, and various odd jobs along the way. He enjoyed sharing his Christian faith, singing in the church choir, working in the yard, driving a Buick, spending time with his family, and not ever wearing blue jeans. He was a devout American patriot, a faithful member of First Baptist Fort Worth (since 1948), and a devout fan of major league baseball. He loved to watch the Texas Rangers.

Bill is preceded in death by his father, Franklin Marslett and his mother Elizabeth Marslett; his brothers, Lawrence and Robert; and his sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Harrietta.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years: Margie; his sons: Charles Marslett and wife Cindy of Plugerville, Texas; David Marslett and wife Vickie of Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter, Janet Hardy (nee. Marslett) of Fort Worth, Texas. Furthermore, he is survived by six grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren, and two great- great- grandchildren.

The family of Bill Marslett wishes to thank the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth, The Courtyards at River Park, Laurel Land Funeral Home and the friends who have loved and supported the family in this difficult time.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers please consider making a financial donation to the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth.