Rex William Marks

May 24, 1947 ‒ March 17, 2020

LaRue, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Rex William Marks, age 72, of Marion, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

Rex was born in Vinton County on May 24, 1947 to the late Delmar Ray Sr., and Helen (Taylor) Marks.  Rex moved to Marion in 1964 where he found work at several gas stations and garages. Rex was employed, for more than 20 years, at Quaker Oats where he worked as a machine operator.

Rex married Brenda Sue Aldridge on July 2, 1967 after the two met ‘shooting the loop’ in downtown Marion.  She preceded him in death on June 19, 2010.

Rex enjoyed time with his family taking trips to Tennessee and visiting family in Port Clinton, Ohio.  In younger years he enjoyed fishing and taught his children many life skills including how to change a tire and work in the garden.

Having a good sense of humor, Rex’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to spend time with him.

Rex is survived by children, Christy L. (Terry) Jordan of La Rue and Derek L. (Kim) Marks of Marion; grandchildren, Sarah Kristine (Derek) Jordan Presley, Emily Sue (Isaiah) Jordan Mason, and Brittany (Richard) Marks Roszman; and great-grandchildren, Raelynn, Maisie, Peyton, Leigha, Da’Shon, and Everlee.

In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by siblings, Rosie Marks, Carolyn Sexton, and Judy Jean Kisor.

Private family services will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel with burial in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rex’s honor to Riverside’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored serve Rex’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • So sorry for you family lose christy. Prayers for you and your family. Love you . Your friend tenia

  • So sorry for the loss of your dad/grandpa! Praying God wraps his loving arms around each of you during this difficult time. God bless!

    • Thank you Shelley. You have always been a good friend that was deeply loved by my mother and myself, and always like a little sister to me. Luv you.

  • Christy, Derek and Family’s, I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of Rex’s passing. I will be thinking about all of your family. Sincerely, Sandy (Radcliff) French

    • Thank you Sandy. That’s very appreciated. Daddy was my best friend in the world. The best father I could have ever wished for. I will miss him every day. Thank you for reaching out to us.

  • Sending our condolences to each of you! I have many fond memories of. Uncle Rex and his shenanigans! I always loved it when he stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Snyder’s . He and grandpa Raymond carried on something fierce…. never a dry eye and always an enjoyable laugh! Many hugs, prayers and much love to you all!

    • Thank you for the kind words, April and sharing your memories. Mine and my brother’s father was definitely a character. I love my daddy dearly and will miss him every day.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss…if you ever need a friend I’m always here for ya Christy…I know that your daddy meant the world to you…Rest in Heaven old man!!

    • Thank you Amber. He definitely meant the world to us. And he loved his grandkids and great grandkids with all his heart. He was my best friend.