Frank Talmadge Marks, 78, of Midland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 3, 2021.
He was born July 30, 1943, in Hoke County, North Carolina, and grew up working the family farm with is seven siblings.
Frank was always a worker – while still in high school, he drove the school bus that would transport his siblings to and from school.
After graduating from high school, he honorably served his country by joining the United States Air Force, where he made liquid oxygen for pilots. Following his term in the USAF, he worked as a diesel mechanic for a number years before joining his brothers in the family flooring business, where he worked until his retirement in 2005.
When not working, Frank always kept himself busy by playing the part of “Mr. Gardener” or “Mr. Fix-it.” There wasn’t anything he couldn’t grow and/or wouldn’t fix. He also had a genuine love for hunting and fishing and was always up for another fishing trip. Much of his time was spent with immediate and extended family members at the family’s “river house,” where he enjoyed boating, scuba diving, catching croaker, striped bass (rockfish) and Spanish mackerel, just to name a few.
In December 1966, Frank married Linda Meadows and they remained married until his passing. Frank and Linda lived in Manassas Park for nearly 20 years before moving to Midland in 1988.
His enormous love for his family – for his girls – was always obvious. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and their three daughters, Robin Burgess and husband Ronald, Tracey Marks and Jamie Dyson and husband Jason, all of Culpeper; four grandchildren, Harleigh Childress and husband Cody, Travis Burgess and fiancée Brittany Rininger, Emily Dyson and Tyler Dyson; two great-grandchildren, Reagan Burgess and Easton Childress; a sister, Judy Lucas; two brothers, Lee Marks and Gary Marks, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased his parents, James Laster and Betty Riggsbee Marks; a sister, Sarah Gilchrist, and three brothers, Thomas Marks, John “Chip” Marks, and Robert Marks.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Culpeper National Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 2524.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Autism Society of America in honor of Easton Childress.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com