Jerry “Boo Boo” Marks
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 www.diabetes.org.