Jack Donald Marks, 95, died on March 19, 2021.
He was born on September 8, 1925, to Irene and Robert Marks at Winchester.
Mr. Marks was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Juanita Smith Marks; his brothers, Robert Marks, Jr., Cecil Marks and Bill Marks; a sister, Mildred Marks, and a son-in-law, Larry Stephens.
Jack was an active member of the Air Force, stationed in Arizona. He retired from Central Maloney before forming Marks Land Company with his brothers. He developed subdivisions in Pine Bluff and Harrison. He then formed Marks House of Realty with his wife and taught drafting at Pines Vocational Technical School periodically.
Jack was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he majored in forestry.
He was a member of the Six Point Hunting Club, Homebuilders Association and Pine Bluff Board of Realty. He was a founding board member of Chapel Academy in Pine Bluff and assisted in the formation of the Sulpher Springs Saddle Club. Jack was a longtime member and deacon at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, and also designed the sanctuary and fellowship halls of the church. He loved spending time with his family, camping, horseback riding and hunting with his grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and never missed a chance to go hunting or fishing, or to be at Jack’s House at his deer camp at Six Point Hunting Club. He earned his black belt in taekwondo when in he was 58, and was always very active.
He is survived by his three daughters, Pat Stephens of Yukon, Oklahoma, Barbara Childs (David) of Searcy and Julie Cearley (Wilbur) of Sherwood; one brother, Joe Marks (Linda) of Bella Vista; grandchildren, Todd Doss (Joanne) of Winter Springs, Florida, Shawn Sloan of Yukon, Oklahoma, Corey Sloan of Yukon, Oklahoma, Stephanie Bradford (John) of Edmond, Oklahoma, Derek Stephens (Shelley) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Jason Marchand (Jenny) of Waterville, Maine, Jeremy Childs (Kristi) of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Holly Lamm of Elkin, North Carolina, Micah Childs of Searcy, Moriah Childs of Sherwood, Shelby Waters (Billy) Watson, Lindsay Neimeier (Rich) of North Little Rock, Bryan Cearley of Cabot and Amanda Mackey (Steve) of Greenbrier; and 31 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Arrangements by Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.