Jerry “Boo Boo” Marks, 77, of Orange, passed away Saturday,

July 19, 2008 at the Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 24, 2008 in the

Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend

Jeff Bell, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres.

Entombment will follow in the Apostles Mausoleum at Orange Forest Lawn

Cemetery in West Orange. Military honors will be provided by the

Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.


on February 4, 1931 in Orange, Texas to Joe and Pearlie Mae (Dyson)

Marks, he was a lifelong resident of the Orange area, he enjoyed

sports, was involved in the local little league baseball as a coach,

umpire and commissioner and he graduated from Stark High School in

Orange in 1950 where he set and held the record for the 100 yard dash

until it was broken again much later. Mr. Marks enjoyed spending time

with his family and was a member of the Old First Orange Baptist Church in the McLewis community of Orange. Mr. Marks worked for and retired in 1993 from the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur as a warehouseman with 43 years of service and he was a veteran of the United States Army.


Marks is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Gertrude

Tinsley and Florine Marks, nephew, Greg Marks and his stepdaughter,

Zena Crouch. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara

Marks of Orange; daughters, Bobbie Howeth and her husband Jerry of

Orange, Debbie Smith of Orange and Sherry Smecca and her husband Joey

of League City and Debra Hunt and her husband Dennis of Orangefield;

step daughters, Barbara Woods and her husband Charles of Arkansas and

Brenda Cagle and her husband Lynn of Tennessee; sons, Jerry Dean Marks

and his wife Diana of Hamilton, Ohio, Henry Maddox and his wife Angie

of Orange and Joe Maddox and his wife Nina of Orange; brothers, Joseph

P. Marks and his wife Lois of Orange, Malcolm Marks and his wife Liz of

Houston and Gene “Teney” Marks and his wife June of Orange;

grandchildren, Kevin Fleming, Ryan Denmon, Mindy Stringfellow, Marc

Howeth, Jay Maddox, Myles Smecca, Reggie Salas,Lauren Smith, Justin

Edwards, Veronica Edwards, Sheena Vaughn, Devon Neil and William Hunt.

Numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, extended

family and friends. Pallbearers will be Ryan Denmon, Marc Howeth,

Reggie Salas, Justin Edwards, Dustin Stringfellow and Kevin Fleming.

Honorary pallbearer is David Vaughn. The family wishes to thank the

doctors and staff of Harbor Hospital in Orange for their care of Mr. Marks. For those

desiring memorial contributions, please make a donation in honor of Mr. Marks to the American Diabetes Association, 800-342-2383 or