Funeral services for John R. Marquis, Sr., 56, of Bellville were held on Friday, August 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Bellville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Middleton officiating. Interment was in the Oak Knoll Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Moye, Tommy Gray, Jerry Roland, Matthew Kosler, Steven Marshall and Josh VanHook. Honorary pallbearers were Jess Kaps and Bernard Hallaron. John was born to parents Graham and Gloria Swanson Marquis in Houston. He was raised in Houston and graduated from Austin High School in Houston. John proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He was the owner of Industrial Scale Co., Inc., in Houston. He was a member of Bellville United Methodist Church, 100 Club and a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. John was a typically reserved man. One could sense, upon meeting him, that he had a heart much larger than life. As you got to know him, you could always look forward to a captivating story he was ready to share. His skills were endless and his craftsmanship showed in everything he accomplished. John's handshakes and his words were as binding as any contract and he was a rock in a storm. His charming personality could make anyone feel as though they had known him a lifetime. John loved to cook and enjoyed his front porch in his rocking chair watching his birds and the sunset in the west. He would always welcome his friends to his ranch to share in food, fellowship and tall tales. John was taken too soon, but he is now in spirit with his mother and father. John R. Marquis, Sr. passed away, Tuesday, August 3, 2004, in Bellville. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Kosler and husband Matthew of Smithville; sons, John R. Marquis, Jr. and wife Sandra of Houston, and Brian Marquis of Houston; brothers, Graham Louis Marquis and wife Kay, and William Melvin Marquis and wife Susan; sister, Patricia Marquis Morris and husband Raymond; grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Kosler, and John R. Marquis, III; special friend, Jo Warner; and the mother of his children, Pat Marquis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Graham Justin Marquis as well as his mother, Gloria Swanson Marquis-Eaves. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville.
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