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Kevin Scott Marks

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | 43 Comments

Mr. Kevin Scott Marks, 44, of Pittsboro and formerly of Apex and Wilmington, died September 8, 2010.

Kevin was born in Fairfax, VA on January 27, 1966. He was a 1984 graduate of Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, and attended both UNC Wilmington and UNC at Chapel Hill. He moved to Apex in 1995. Kevin served as an Accolyte for many years at St. Pauls Episcopal Church and St. Andrews On The Sound Episcopal Church, both of Wilmington NC. His volunteer work included teaching inmates of Wilmington prison to read and write, constructing homes for Habitat for Humanity, counseling at PFAFF Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, and the Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, NC. He was a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, a willing and able mentor to the junior servicemen and servicewomen with which he proudly served, and a recent participant in a Humanitarian mission for orphaned children in Moldova.

Kevin was a fitness enthusiast, serving with great joy and dedication the members of the Wilmington and Cary YMCAs for many years. He had a passion for sports and outdoor activities including hiking on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, snow skiing with his family, paintball, sailing, was a member of the Wilmington Model Flying Club, and an accomplished raquetball player. Kevin’s love of music manifested itself through his playing bass guitar in a local band, and he could be counted on to attend concerts whether rock bands or symphonies.

Kevin was the most gentle and kind soul. God provided him with this gift and he offered it, without restraint, to everyone he met. We know he is now resting in the presence of the Lord. Kevin was a member of The Potter’s Hand Bible Church in Apex.

At the time of his death Kevin was employed by Dr. Jerry ter Avest.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Campbell Marks; his mother, Katherine D. Marks of Wrightsville Beach; sisters, Kimberly Lefler and husband Don, of Wrightsville Beach, Christine Suit and husband Jesse, of Virginia Beach, VA; nieces, Blair Lefler, Haley Suit, and Abby Suite; and, nephew Ryan Suit.

The memorial service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at 3 pm Sunday at The Potter’s Hand Bible Church in Apex. The family will receive friends after the service.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, Select “Obituaries”.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements for Mr. Marks are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro.


Condolences for the family of “Kevin Scott Marks”

Condolence from Gerard Soto Jr. on September 9th, 2010 12:00 am

Kevin, You will be missed by all your racquetball friends/family at the YMCA. You always seemed to raise the bar in a humble way and bring out the best in everyone. Thank you for the RB tips and your friendship. I’ll miss you on the courts. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones. Gerard

Condolence from Eleanor Green on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kevin’s family. I will always remember Kevin’s big smile and how he always took time to talk to me whenever our paths crossed at the Y. He was truly one of the “nice guys” and a gentleman. I will miss seeing him.
I will miss the service since I will be in San Diego Sunday, but I hope to see you soon to let you know in person that I am thinking of you and wishing you peace during this difficult time.

Condolence from Kimberly Sands on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa,

I will always have fond memories of Kevin. He was a great guy with a wonderful personality. I’m so sad for your loss and can only pray that you will in time be able to find hope and comfort in the midst of your pain.

Condolence from Steve Miller on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Kevin, You were such a large man with a friendly heart and kind smile for everyone. Your friends at the Cary Y racquetball group will miss you. We are shocked at the early departure from this world but know that you are now in goods hands and giving your love and performing your magic in the next.

Condolence from CarLotta Mitchell on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I just saw Kevin last Wednesday as he has always been a very helpful person with a smile on his face! Always calm! He helped me with my bike motorcycle as I could not place it on the center stand! He gave me great advice for the winter time for my bike. I parked my bike beside his and told him we should switch bikes! He gave me a compliment on how I matched my bike with my clothes! I always wanted a bike like his as he was no nice and full of information!
He was my Racquetball buddy!!!!
Kevin, Ty and myself were all planning to go riding together one day.
You will be heavily missed on the courts of the YMCA.

Condolence from Charlie Tate on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I couldn’t be more shocked at this sudden loss of Kevin. I remember his easy gentle demeanor and quick smile. And how this big strong guy could cover a racquetball court like a cat!
My condolences and best wishes to his family and friends …

Condolence from Scott Fehr on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I only knew Kevin from the YMCA. He was a gentle giant. Everyone enjoyed playing with him. He was one of the best player there and as a consequence was always paired up with the weakest player providing they could walk. Because of his inexperienced partners he rarely won any games, nevertheless he was joy and a pleasure to play with. I must say that I have shed many a tear today and hope that his family can find solace in the lives he touched. He will be missed dearly by me and all his friends at the YMCA.
Kevin you were truly a bright light on humanity.
Goodbye!

Condolence from Bob Tanzi on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Kevin, May you find peace and love within the arms of Jesus.My sincere thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones. Bob

Condolence from Karol Harshaw-Ellis on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa,

My prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Chuck Zukor on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Lisa, My most heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family. Words are difficult to express at this time, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. You were such wonderful, thoughtful, and helpful neighbors. With warm hugs from Texas!

charlesjzukor@yahoo.com
713-819-9501

Condolence from Norman Akel on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

My deepest sympathies and love for all in your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly.

Condolence from Paul Tirgrath on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I only knew Kevin through my past YMCA membership. I bought a couple of racquets from him and he also restrung racquets for me as well. But in the brief time that I knew him, he was always so pleasant and accommodating. Very easy to talk to and very helpful with a game tip, or two.
I am very sure that he will be missed by the many people that he has touched over the years.
May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Lena Smith on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I am so sorry for this loss in your family. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Joann Yue on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

After many years of having not seen Kevin, I was fortunate enough to see him last summer at Wrightsville. I am grateful that I got to see him then, even if it was for a short time.

Condolence from Frank Migielicz on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I was able to spend some time with Kevin this past Saturday. We had a great time and he will be missed. His family is in my prayers.

Condolence from Donna Enichen on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Lisa,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kevin always had a smile on his face when I saw him at the Y. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed

Condolence from Marylynne Dunn-Dittmer on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa and Family, we are so sorry for the passing of Kevin. We make it to NC once or twice a year to visit my sister Julie ter Avest and we always have dental appts. with Jerry. Kevin was always a part of our visits, not only tending to us at the office but always a beautiful smile and fun conversation. He will truly be missed by my family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kurt, Mary and Hansen Dittmer

Condolence from Steve Siegel on September 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I had the great privilege of knowing Kevin for over 10 years. My first experience with Kevin was on the Racquetball court. When we played, I would run around the court like crazy madman. Kevin would stand in the middle of the court very calm, cool and collected. Each game he would beat me by just a few points. I do believe this was a metaphor for his entire life. He was always calm, cool and collected and asked many questions. I am sure this was his demeanor and greatest asset as he helped defend our country within the National Guard. I had the great honor of spending some time with Kevin over the past few months and his demeanor was always one I admired. Kevin was one of the “good guys” and heaven certainly has received a great soul. Rest in peace and best wishes to his family and friends.

Condolence from Jennifer Brandenburg on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa, I was so sorry to hear about Kevin. Please know we love you and all your friends in HOPE are praying for you.

“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Isaiah 25:8

Condolence from David Hummel on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Kevin, I’ll miss you man, to all of Kevin’s family, my sincere condolences to you and I will keep you in my prayers.

Condolence from Mitch & Susie Weinberger on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa: I never was around Kevin when he didn’t have a smile on his face and a most positive attitude. His friendliness was contagious and I will greatly miss him. Susie and I will keep you in our prayers and we send our love to you. Mitch & Susie Weinberger

Condolence from Lisa Turner on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

LIsa, words cannot express how I felt when I heard the news about Kevin. My heart goes out to you and your family. I had only met Kevin once, but heard you talk about him so many times I felt like I knew him well. You are well thought of by so many people, I hope you know we are all here for you if you need anything during this trying time. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Condolence from Ram Vedantham on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

What a loss? I have never seen Kevin without a smile on his face. Through racquetball, you showed your immense humility and generosity. We were truly blessed to have known you.

Condolence from Jean Marie on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa, I am so, so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. It was a pleasure to know him and work with him at the Y. I will forever be grateful to him for his kindness and mentoring to my son for the Guard. He and his smile will be missed. God bless you and your family at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Sandrine Lopez-Scully on September 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa,
I had the great pleasure of working with Kevin for a few years at Jerry’s and was deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a great guy with a great smile. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and extend my deepest sympathies. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficut time.

Condolence from Gary and Caroline Keel on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

A kind and gentle spirit has gone home to be with The Father. Kevin will be missed by those of us who enjoyed his easy conversation and infectious smile. I recall how he lit up with excitement and pride when he showed me his beloved BMW motorcycle. Kevin clearly had a technical side to him as he knew every specification to that genre of bike. On those occasions when we were with Kevin at the office, we noted his dedication, his proficiency, and his patience. He cared about his work, but more importantly, he cared about the people he was helping. His mere presence transformed one

Condolence from Caroline and Gary Keel on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Dearest Lisa and Family:

I cannot begin to tell you how much our hearts go out to you, your family, and Kevin’s family. I have been a part of the Marks family since 1976 through my friendship with his sister, Kim. Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be with you and Kevin. Kevin always displayed a kind spirit and one that resembled our Lord’s love and gentleness. He treated people with such respect, and people loved him. In all of my visits with Kevin, he always spoke so lovingly about you, Lisa, and his family. Family was very important to him. He will never be forgotten. His legacy will continue and his kindness will serve as an example for all of us to follow. May God rest his sweet and loving soul as we continue to pray for your comfort and understanding.

Condolence from Susan Wait on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa and family,
Words cannot express how very much Kevin will be missed by our family. His gentle,calmness and servant’s heart were truly gifts he used so well to help others.His influence on our son Stokes is immeasurable and he will always remember Kevin as a true friend,mentor, and bud. We are so sorry for you loss. He will never be forgotten. Warmly,
Susan

Condolence from Michael Boone on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Enjoyed playing racquetball with Kevin at the Cary, YMCA. He was always a friendly person and a great competitor.

Condolence from christine gilboe-staller on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa — I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.

Condolence from Ralph Burwell, Jr. on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

To the Marks family I am sorry for your lost. I had played racquetball with Kevin numerous times and he gave me lots of tips on how to improve my game. He will surely be missed at the YMCA by the staff and the other racquetball players

Condolence from Rik & Becca Beitel & family on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Our heart goes out to the entire Marks family and each of Kevin’s friends. Although we were not close with Kevin, through Kim and Don we knew much of him and admired him greatly. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin, may you rest in peace.

Love,

Rik, Becca, Cody & Kirra Beitel

Condolence from Kim Jones on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about Kevin. I have been praying for you during this time and will continue to pray for God’s comfort and peace to surround you.

Condolence from Keyahna King on September 12th, 2010 12:00 am

To the Marks family–LT was a great mentor and family member to me as well. I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Keep the faith and always believe, and things will definitely be better. We love you.

SPC King

Condolence from Vickie Johnson on September 13th, 2010 12:00 am

Saw this and had to share.

I said a prayer for you today.
I hope you didn’t mind.
I asked the Lord to comfort you
and put your tears behindI prayed for peace and mercy, too,
to help you through each day,
And for His loving guidance
as He leads you on your way.You need not walk this path alone
so I prayed He’d hold your hand,
and offer you some guidance
in a way you’ll understand.

I asked Him for little miracles
and to bless you every day.
Keep searching for the Rainbows –
and let Him light your way.

Condolence from Miranda Flowers on September 13th, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and Kevin’s family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Becca Beitel on September 13th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Sweet Lisa, Cathy, Kim and Don, Chris and Jesse, Blair, Ryan, Abby and Haley,

My heart and so much love go out to all of you. The “gentle giant” is so fitting. Always smiling and making one feel special whenever he saw them. God is truely blessed to have Kevin nearer to him. We were all blessed to have had Kevin in our life. I’m sorry I didn’t get to spend more time with him. A real sweetheart.
Love to all,
Becca

Condolence from CHARLA ELLINGTON ALLEN on September 14th, 2010 12:00 am

I was a classmate of Kevin’s at Cape Fear Academy. I remember when he first came to CFA. He was shy and somewhat reserved. I remember how smart he was. It seemed that everything we were being taught Kevin seemed to already know. It was like he was born with the information, the teachers only had to light the spark. As we moved from grade to grade, Kevin began to loose the layers of his shield. He opened up and joked with the rest of us. I’ll never forget our senior class trip with Kevin, Don and Chad becoming some of the livelier ones of our small group. Although many years have passed since I have seen Kevin, I will never forget his charming smile and his truly uninhibited self. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but I know in my heart that he is in a far better place than ourselves. I pray that God will help you all find comfort and peace during this difficult time. God Bless!
Charla Ellington Allen

Condolence from Mark Russell on September 19th, 2010 12:00 am

Kevin was a gentle and humble soul. I played racquetball with him at the YMCA in Cary and he was always patient and willing to share his wisdom and knowledge. He will be missed.

Condolence from Debi & Earl Seagroves on September 20th, 2010 12:00 am

We send our most sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. May the promise of God comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Cheryl Cox on September 21st, 2010 12:00 am

Lisa, Like you said when I saw you last Sunday there are no words. I am so sorry for your loss. Kevin always had that smile the Pastor talked about and that is how I will remember him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cheryl

Condolence from Ltcol David Clifford, Ret. USAF on November 9th, 2010 12:00 am

November 9, 2010

I learned of Kevin’s untimely death through a dental visit today to Dr. terAvest.

I spoke to Kevin many times about the military and enjoyed the stories he offered.

I was a former Commander and once told him, i would consider it an honor if he had served under my command.

I have several pieces of dental work that now hold a special place in my mind – as a testament to his professionalism and caring character.

Kevin, I miss you – for your smile, your kind hands and for keeping my teeth healthy.

I salute you for a job well done!

Lt.Colonel David C. Clifford

Condolence from Kelly Judd on August 8th, 2016 11:43 am

I just learned of my dear friends passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to play in a band with Kevin in the 90’s and we became great friends. I have thought of him often threw the years, and hoped to see him again.

Kevin had a kind soul, and he is one of the few people that I can call a true friend during my life.

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