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C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home

1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Rockey Marks

June 4, 1949February 8, 2020
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ROCKEY MARKS, 70, went home to the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Marks; children: Christopher Marks, Michael Baumgartner, Jon Baumgartner and granddaughter Kylie Baumgartner; five sisters: Diana (Paul) Evans, Debera (John) Wagner, Doude Marks, Renea Woods, Zola Kirk; three brothers: David O. (Lynn) Marks Jr., Joseph "Danny" (Diane S.) Marks, Mark Marks; 29 nieces and nephews; 40 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; David (Betty) Marks Sr. and Bonnie (Dale) Woods; sister, Cindirilla Burger; brother, Timothy P. Marks.

Service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Paul Mills

February 12, 2020

My condolences and prayers are with Rockey's family and friends at this time of deepest sorrow. He will be sorely missed. There was only one Rockey and surely there will never be another one quite like him.

I loved seeing the photos of all the vehicles from over the years. Rockey had other skills, but certainly renovating cars was his special gift.

The works of art he created were a testament to his love of the automobile and care in restoring them to their original beauty. The product of the meddle of a man applying his craft to a classic.

And Big Red.

But they are also a testament to another gift that Rockey possessed. He had the ability to see beauty where others saw rust, to see potential where many passed by. He saw value in all things and coaxed the best out from them - be it vehicles or those around him.

Just as easily, he filtered fluff from fact, while perhaps sprinkling in what the listener felt was surely some sparkle to add interest to a tale from his past.

But having shared an egg or two with the man over more than a couple of breakfasts, I would testify that I believe he surely could run faster in his boots as a younger man than he could in tennis shoes.

Peace my friend. I look forward to seeing you on the other side. And watching you take on all comers in a 40 yard dash in those boots.

Victor Cureton

February 11, 2020

Rockey was great man, who no matter how busy he was or what he had going on would always lead you in the right direction or share his knowledge or experiences. One that every young man growing up should have been mentored by, weather u were family or just a family friend, being respectful and hardworking is what he encouraged. Thank you Rockey for all the great memories growing as a kid and letting me be a part of your family, u will be missed very much by all. My greatest sympathy goes out to the marks family, thank u all for letting be apart of Rockey's family and yours.

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