In Loving Memory

Leonard Marks

September 2, 1948 - March 22, 2023

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Friday Apr 7th  1:30 pm

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Leonard Marks, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on March 22, 2023, at the age of 74 in Loxley, Alabama. Born on September 2, 1948, in the City of Mobile, Alabama, he was the eldest child of Vernel Elizabeth and Levert Franklin Marks.

Leonard grew up in Mobile and attended B.C. Rain High School. He joined the Army in 1968 and fought in Vietnam until 1970 in the Combat Infantry Division. After retiring from the Army, he joined the National Guard and served for 22 years.

After returning from Vietnam, Leonard met and ultimately married the love of his life, Linda. He worked at the Public Works for the City of Mobile for almost 24 years, retiring in 2009. After raising their children, Leonard and Linda finally decided to leave the city and move in 2003 to the little town of Loxley, AL, to pursue his lifelong dream of owning and living on a couple of acres in the country.

Leonard was a devoted family man and was known for his generosity and kind heart, always being someone his brothers and sisters could count on to help when needed.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Marks; his children, Kevin Marks, and Karen Rodriguez; his two grandchildren, Jordan and Tallie; and his brother, Melvin Marks.

Leonard will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His warmth, kindness, and generosity touched the lives of many and will never be forgotten.

The memorial service will be held at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL on Friday,. April 7, 2023, at 12 Noon. There will be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 11AM. A Military burial service will follow at the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort at 1:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Leonard’s memory be made to Alabama Shriners.

Rest in peace, Leonard, with our love.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Janis Walker

    We have enjoyed many camping trips we all made together. The fun times we all had at the cookouts at our house.

    You will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  2. Norm Rickell

    I knew Le p nard as a very young man on Bayfront and Hannon roads. He could do anything when he put his mind to it. I vividly remember him once saying that he had an old lawnmower engine he was gonna fix and then build something with it. He vanished for a few days and lo and behold when he showed up he had made himself a go -cart !!, the frame was made out of lumber that he had collected !!! All us boys on Hannon Rd. we’re so envious of him…until later when the engine seized on it !!) He was a character back then ! May our Lord welcome him home and also comfort and support his family in their loss. RIP my old friend.


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