Funeral plans set for former Iowa basketball star Roy Marble

Associated Press
Roy Marble with children Carlo, Roichelle and Royonah when Iowa honored him March 8. Marble died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

FLINT, Mich. — Funeral plans are set for Roy Marble, the high-flying guard who scored the most points in Iowa history as he helped the Hawkeyes become a national power in the mid-1980s.

Marble died Friday in Grand Blanc, Michigan, after a long battle with cancer. He was 48.

A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday at Beecher High School near Flint. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Flint.

Tom Davis on the late Roy Marble: He was a winner

Marble was a prep star from the Flint area before leaving his home state to play for the Hawkeyes from 1986-89, scoring 2,116 points and headlining perhaps the best years the program has ever seen.

Marble led Iowa to the NCAA Tournament four times, including an Elite Eight appearance in 1987.

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