Sunday, February 28, 2016

Obituary: Charles A. Marks III

Yesterday, we laid to rest my Great-Uncle Charles Marks. I have fond memories of him on his farm near Waynesboro, Virginia at our many family gatherings.

Charles A. Marks III
Charles A. Marks III, 83, of Waynesboro, passed peacefully Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Summit Square, Waynesboro. He was born November 18, 1932 in Augusta County, son of the late C.A. Marks Jr. and Mabel Batten Marks. Charles was a 1955 graduate of Virginia Tech, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, then taught at Fishburne Military School, and several Augusta County Schools, including Stuarts Draft High and Middle Schools where he was active with the FFA and Young Farmers.  He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Charles loved farming, both in the Barren Ridge area and on his home farm near Madrid.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Moore Marks; children, Susan Schmidt (John) of Waynesboro, Rebecca Batton (Larry) of Charlottesville, and Chuck Marks (Loretta) of Harrisonburg; brother Henry Marks (Shirley) of Athens, GA; grandsons Ben and Jon Marks and Andrew and Alex Schmidt; nephew Dan Marks; and special cousin Janice Marie Ely Lowden (Bob).

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church by Pastor Paul Pingel.  The family will receive friends in the church social hall following the service.  Burial will be private in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Fellowship Fund, Summit Square, 501 Oak Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980, or to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980. McDow Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Published in The News Leader from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, 2016 - See more at:

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