Ronald Larry Marks

Ronald Larry Marks, 79, of Coolville, Ohio, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 30, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Ronald L. and Neva Eileen Moyers Marks.

Ronald was a graduate of Parkersburg High School. He retired from International Harvester and had been a member of the Insulators Union, Local 80, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed sprint car and dirt track races, building homes and farming. Ronald was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his six children, Deena Chipps (Raymond) and Teresa Marks, both of Parkersburg, Derek Marks (Sharon) of Washington, W.Va., Ronda Spear of Largo, Fla., and twins, Tonya Phillips (Jesse) and Ronald Marks, both of Coolville, Ohio; his two stepdaughters, Rebecca Wheaten (Bill) of Orlando, Fla. and Pamela D. Sharp (Skip) of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Violet Boyd of Maryland; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Marks in 2012; and one sister, Edith Lamp.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Belpre, Ohio, with Pastor Don Yeager officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.