TENNERTON — Charles R. Marks, 87, of Boggess Street, Buckhannon, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home. He was born in Gilmer County on Aug. 8, 1929, a son of the late James Orval and Maysel Bourn Marks. On July 5, 1953, he was united in marriage to Jean F. Smith Marks, who survives.
Also surviving are one son Charles R. Marks and wife Nancy, of Buckhannon; one grandson Joshua Marks, of Buckhannon; one sister Doris Wise, of Bucyrus, Ohio; two brothers: Fred Marks and wife Patsy, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Carnie Marks and wife Dawn, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two sisters-in-law: Carolyn and husband Elmer Tenney and Louise Dean, both of Buckhannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Marjorie Gerwig and one brother J.J. Marks.
Mr. Marks was a graduate of the Normantown High School and Glenville State College and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having been stationed in Japan for part of his service. He spent most of his working career as a math teacher and coach at Woodward High School and Damascus High School, both in Maryland. He and Jean were instrumental in starting Greenridge Baptist Church in Clarksburg, Md., which is now a very large and successful congregation. He also owned a portable lumber business and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon.
The family received friends from 4-7 p.m., on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., today, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Jay Teodoro officiating. Interment will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park, where the Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Virginia Hospice. Online condolences may be extended to the Marks family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Marks family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.