Obituary for David Marrs
Marrs, David Bradley, died Friday, March 31, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Born March 28, 1944 to James William and Roy Elvergne McFarland Marrs in Temple, Texas, he graduated from Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Rice University, where he met his wife, Lucinda Mary Bagby, whom he married October 21, 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and, following pilot training, served as a Forward Air Controller in Vietnam and Cambodia from 1969-70 and was awarded the Silver Star. He received his M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School, interned at Parkland Hospital, and after training at Washington University School of Medicine, was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He practiced in St. Charles County, Missouri for 24 years. He was an Oblate of the St. Louis Abbey until his death. He loved his family, practicing medicine and the outdoors. Dr. Marrs’s kindness to people and animals never failed him from his childhood through his long fight with Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Lucinda Bagby Marrs; his sons, James WiIliam (Sturdivant), Thomas Henry (Megan), Joseph Roy (Corey), John Francis (Caroline) and Charles Theodor (Margaret); his sister, Catherine Louisa Marrs; sister-in-law, Mary Bagby Wyatt; nephews, Matthew Francis and David Andrew Wyatt; niece, Lilian Louisa Marrs; grandchildren, Bradley Thomas, Katherine Blakely, James Roy, Thomas Russell, William Joseph, Anne Leahy, Lucille Louise, Theodore John, Ila Morgan and James Patrick Marrs; and his “son” and beloved caregiver of his later years, Fred Smith.
Funeral Mass Mon., April 3, 1:00 p.m. at St. Anselm at St. Louis Abbey, 530 S. Mason Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Visitation Sun., April 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Interment in Moody, Texas, Sat. April 8, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Louis Abbey or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.