Dalton—Joseph “Red” Marron, dedicated floor covering retailer since 1963, passed away on Jan. 6. He was 82.
Marron’s retail business, Red Marron Floors, was located in the Richardson, Plano and North Dallas areas of Texas. He was born in Chicago and graduated from high school 1951 in Paxton, Ill. At the age of 45 he became president of the Western Floor Covering Association—which later became World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) through a merger—and chairman of the board the following year.
“Red’s professional dedication, leadership and positive attitude are the things that we will miss the most about him,” said Tom Jennings, vice president, professional development, WFCA.
Marron is survived by his daughter, Amy Marron Rakoczy, and her husband, Joe, of Colleyville, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Mike Marron, and his wife, Bonnie.
He was buried Jan. 11 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. A tribute wall can be found at lucasfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Joseph-E-Red-Marron/#!/TributeWall.