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Taylor Marshall Whichard, Jr. of Missouri City, Texas passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at the age of 81. Marshall was born June 24, 1936, in Los Angeles, California to Helen Ewing Whichard and Taylor Marshall Whichard, Sr. He was preceded by his parents and a baby brother, Harvey Curtis Whichard. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Mary True; his sons Trey and wife Jill, Mark "Buck" and wife Elizabeth and Brad "Bear;" his grandchildren Taylor and wife Justinne, Jessica "JJ," Bradley, Blake and his mother, Kim Whichard. Marshall is also survived by three great grandsons Gaige, Myatt and Rylan. Marshall was a proud Aggie, having been recruited to Texas A&M to play football by Paul "Bear" Bryant. He was a Korean War veteran and was especially proud of his service to his country in the U. S. Marine Corps. After retiring in 1992 from a career in Law Enforcement, serving the communities of Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, he founded a well-respected Private Investigative business, T. Marshall Consultant, which he continued to operate along with his son until ultimately retiring in 2010. Following his retirement, Marshall remained dedicated to his life-long commitment of public service. Marshall has been a member of the Sugar Land First United Methodist Church since 1994, transferring from First United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. One of his greatest joys was attending the Thursday morning men's Bible Study Group. As a member of the Sugar Land Masonic Lodge # 1141, Marshall was a 32nd degree Mason and a Master Mason for over 50 years. He was also a York Rite Mason, serving with the Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters and the Commandery Knights Templar in Lufkin, Texas. As a Shriner, Marshall served for many years in various activities of the Shrine. Marshall was member and past president of the Sugar Land Rotary Club and was Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5890. He was twice named Rotarian of the Year and is a member of the Sugar Land Rotary Hall of Fame. He was a member and past Chairman of the Fort Bend Family YMCA's Board and was recognized in 2002 as their Volunteer of the Year. Marshall embraced the responsibility of being a positive role model in the lives of young people. He was president of the Lufkin Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, president of the Windsor Village Little League, president of the Stafford/Missouri City Youth All-Play Football program, a volunteer and coach for the South Main Mustang youth football and Stafford/Missouri City little league programs. He also volunteered his time as a coach and mentor for St. Matthew's Lutheran School in Houston, Texas. Early in his Law Enforcement Career, Marshall was recognized as the 100 Club Rookie of the Year and later, as a detective with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, was again honored by the 100 Club as Outstanding Officer of the Year for Fort Bend County. Marshall continued to serve the Law Enforcement community in Fort Bend County as one of the founding members and past president of Behind the Badge Charities, benefitting the families of Fort Bend County's first responders injured or killed in the line of duty. Marshall served on the advisory board for the University of Houston's Law Enforcement Academy, where he was an adjunct professor. Marshall was also a proud patriotic member and past president of the Texas Society of the Son's of the American Revolution. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Shriner's Hospital, Behind the Badge Charities, The Sugar Land First United Methodist Church or other community service projects supported by Sugar Land Rotary Club or Fort Bend Family YMCA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, located at 431 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land, Texas 77478.