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AUGUSTA, GA. – Pierce Emory Marks, III died on November 23, 2012, at Doctors’ Hospital. Mr. Marks is preceded in death by his parents Pierce Emory Marks, Jr. and Katherine Norvell Marks. He is survived by his wife Catherine Tucker Brooks-Marks and his children with Kathryn Padgett Marks: Derek Fleming Marks, Elizabeth Walcott Marks and William Thomas Marks. Graveside services were held at Westover Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 26, with the Rev. Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating over the service.
Born February 8, 1957, in Augusta, Georgia, Mr. Marks’ childhood was spent in Augusta and Atlanta before the family settled at their farm in Edgefield. There, Mr. Marks attended Wardlaw Academy before going on to attend Presbyterian College. At Presbyterian, Mr. Marks was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Upon graduating from College, Mr. Marks served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, Mr. Marks returned to Augusta, GA to serve as the president of Marks Carbonics for nearly two decades. In line with his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Marks co-founded Innovative Adhesives, LLC, a promotional products company focused around a patent proudly co-written by Mr. Marks. Through his efforts, Innovative Adhesives broke new ground in both sports marketing products as well as digitally printed camouflage for hunters allowing Mr. Marks to combine his business acumen with his personal passions.
Mr. Marks served his community as Chairman of the Augusta Aviation Commission, events marshal for the Boshear’s Annual Fly-In, and as a member of the Rotary Club. He was recognized by the American Red Cross for volunteer efforts post Hurricane Hugo. Mr. Marks was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, flying, sailing, and golfing at the Augusta Country Club where he was a member.
Mr. Marks is survived by his sister Melinda Marks Murphy, Augusta, Ga.; nephew Andrew Murphy (Anna), Jacksonville, Fla.; by his step-children Jennifer Goad and Chris Nazzrie, Rachel Wehner and Chris Reas and his step-grandchildren Taylor, Wyatt, McKenna, Deven.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Harvest Food Bank at 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909 or to the Empty Stocking Fund at PO Box1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.