His name is seen on the backs of cars and trucks throughout the Brazos Valley. Thursday, he'll be remembered in his hometown of Hempstead.
A funeral service for Lawrence Marshall has been scheduled for June 19 at 10 a.m. at the Hempstead Church of Christ, 100 FM 359. Marshall died of Sunday of natural causes at his home.
Born in 1924, Marshall began his career selling used cars in Houston in 1955. In 1969, he bought the Chevrolet dealership in Hempstead and turned it into the largest truck dealership in the nation. Later, he sold the family business to Aggie football great, Ray Childress.