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Tommy Lee Marks, Sr., 65, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:45 A.M. September 26, 2017 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born June 29, 1952 in Mount Vernon to Paul Edward & Dorothy Marie (Aaron) Marks. He married Brenda Harris on September 3, 1977 at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois and they were blessed with 40 years together.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Brenda Marks of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 children, Tommy Lee Marks, Jr. and wife, Jeannie of Valley Glenn, California and Daniel Levi Marks of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 brothers, Eddie Joe Marks and wife, Carolyn of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Scott Marks and wife, Holly of Pensacola, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Paul Edward Marks, Jr.
Tommy worked at Continental General Tire until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church and Shades of Calvary. He loved cars, motorcycles, and music. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
There will be no public visitation.
A graveside memorial serivice will be held at 3:30 P.M. Monday, October 2, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Les Sinks officiating.
Inurnment: Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Memorials: To the Marks Family by making checks payable to Brenda Marks
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Published on September 26, 2017
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