October 23, 1931 – May 9, 2019
Cecil Marks, 87, native of Tampa, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019. He is survived by his loving Norma Jean Marks; daughter, Susan and her husband Jim Ulrick, daughter in-law Theresa Marks, grandchildren, Tyler Warren, Brittany Baran, Justin Ulrick, and Brian Ulrick, great-grandchildren Mauricio Ulrick, Ellis and Holden Baran and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends for Visitation, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 between 11am and 12 PM at the Blount & Curry at Garden Of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E Lake Avenue, Tampa. Services will begin at 12 PM at the funeral home, with Interment at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Cecil graduated from Hillsborough High School. He then went into the Navy and served from 1951-1955 on U.S.S. The Sullivans. Cecil graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Cecil was a retired electrical engineer from the Federal Aviation Administration. Cecil was a 50-year Master Mason.
Cecil always loved to talk to people. He liked to work on classic Mustang cars as a hobby. Cecil also enjoyed attending ship reunions for the U.S.S. The Sullivans. He was a Plank Owner and helped with the Tin Can Sailors to restore and maintain the original U.S.S. The Sullivans.
Instead of flowers memorial donations can be made in Cecil's name to Save the USS Sullivan’s Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park https://buffalonavalpark.org/support-us/save-u-s-s-the-sullivans/
- Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hal & Nancy Burke
May 12, 2019
Please accept our prayers and sympathy. May God hold Cecil and his family in the palm of His hand and lovingly shine upon them. Cecil was a true Patriot, and we were honored to share part of his life’s journey. We will cherish the memories of sharing fun times and adventures during USS The Sullivans DD-537 Field Days and ship reunions.
Fair Winds and Following Seas,
Hal & Nancy Burke
USS The Sullivans DD-537/DDG-68 Association