Henry Eugene (Gene) Marcum, 1927 - 2007
Principle, Brazoswood High School, 1969 - 1991
Henry Eugene (Gene) Marcum, 1927 - 2007
Henry Eugene (Gene) Marcum, 80, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Brazosport Regional Health System. Gene was born May 19, 1927, to Henry Leslie and Bennie Olive Marcum in Bogata, Texas. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll. He obtained his degrees at East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, Texas. Gene was a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Brazosport High School. In 1969, he became the principal at Brazoswood High School until his retirement in 1991. 

Gene was a member and past president of the Rotary Club, where he was honored to be a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award. Gene was a member of Willow Drive Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Jean (Dotty) Marcum of Lake Jackson; two sisters, Glenna Boyd of Magnolia, Texas, Louise Tipton and her husband, Charles, of Garland, Texas; son-in-law, Larry Williams of Katy, Texas; stepgranddaughter, Teri Williams of Katy, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Lilley Shaver and her husband, Archie, of Pittsburg, Texas; brother-in-law, Robert Peterson of Dallas, Texas; longtime family friend and neighbor, Betty Danford of Lake Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Pamela J. Marcum Williams. 

The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Willow Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott McKay officiating. Interment will follow at Restwood Cemetery. 

The family requests donations to South Texas Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1210 Beeville, Texas 78102, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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