James Burton Marshall

James Burton Marshall, 86, of Amarillo, passed away on January 30, 2021. He was born on February 14, 1934 in Canyon, Texas, to Thomas Fredrick and Alberta (Hammond) Marshall.

He proudly served in the United States Army. He was trained as a Radio Operator and received a Good Conduct Medal. He also received a purple heart while serving in Germany.

James married his sweetheart, Louise Marshall on September 4, 1964. They were married for 40 years until her passing in 2004. James attended Chaparral Hills Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed by his family. He loved his horses, dancing, and his family.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Alberta Marshall, and his beloved wife, Louise Marshall.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters and their husbands, Rose and Preston Boyd of Amarillo, and Rosemarie Chapman and Steve England of Fort Worth; his son Fred Marshall and his wife Sheri of Amarillo; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and his best friend and dance partner, Pat Atwood.

The family will be holding a Celebration Of Life Saturday February 6th, @ 2:00 pm at 12025 Benge Dr. Amarillo, TX 79108. All friends and family are welcome.


  1. Christine Hale

    I send my condolences, heart and prayers to the family.

    Jim was an amazing, sweet man, I loved talking to him every time I went to visit with my parents and had a chance.

    He will truly be missed,

  2. Marie Chapman

    Some of my fondest moments gr9wing up is when I would go to with dad to the team roping events and just hang out with dad in my boots and jeans and just get plain dirty,and I just loved being out there with my dad and the horses. Always will means much to me,I have many memories of my dad,he was just the greatest dad ever. RIP sweet daddy

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