Jay D. Marks

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Born in Peru, Indiana on July 16, 1940

Departed on November 17, 2018 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Jay D. Marks, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 17, 2018.

Jay was born on July 16, 1940 in Peru, Indiana to the late Abraham and Geraldine Marks. He grew up in the Logansport area, graduated from Purdue University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and played for the Purdue football team. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Logansport Masonic Lodge, and was a manager for INDOT for many years. He was an avid collector of Steiff Bears, loved cheering on his Boilermakers, traveling and taking cruises with his wife, and spending time with his children and new granddaughter.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 36 years, Betty “Janie” Marks; children, Wendy (Rick) Mouser and Todd Marks; and granddaughter, Kennedy Mouser. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family are invited to gather from 1:00-3:00pm on Tuesday, November 20, 218 with a celebration of life to follow at 3:00pm at Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park East.

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  1. Bruce W. Buchanan November 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Ron Raney November 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I loved working for Jay at INDOT! He was one of the best manager’s of the department! He will be missed. My best wishes for his wife Janie, and family in this time of sorrow, may God comfort you.

  3. Kirk Mangold November 18, 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Worked for Jay in the 70’s and early 80’s. Many fond memories of those years. A great boss and friend. Yes, he will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family.

  4. Kevan McClure November 18, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I worked for Jay at INDOT. When you have nothing but positive memories of someone you know that he is one of the true gentlemen that you have had the pleasure of meeting. Jay is one of those gentlemen and will be missed. My condolences to Janie and family.

  5. Randy Carie November 19, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Candle 1As a fellow INDOT employee that relied on Jay’s vast knowledge of both real estate and being a government employee. Jay always gave me great advice and direction, he was a wonderful mentor for me and I remember his words of wisdom even today. Thank you Jay for being a greet man.

    Janie and family the Carie family will have you in our prayers.

    With deep sympathy,
    Randy Carie

  6. Kirk Minster November 19, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I met Jay very early in my career at InDOT, and enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor. He was truly one of a kind. The memories above of others who worked with him accurately reflect my thoughts, too.
    And Janie, you will certainly be in my prayers.

  7. Simon Petry November 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Candle 4My heart goes out to Janie and family. Jay will be missed, he was always such a well liked and respected man.

  8. John Healy November 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I knew Jay a long time. Never worked with him Indot but did talk to him on several times about indt. Great man. Always had a kind work. Good luck Janie and family.

  9. Sheila Bonham November 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Janie and family, my heart goes out to you, Jay was a great man and he will be missed. You and yours will be in my prayers at this difficult time. God Bless all of you.

    Sheila Bonham

  10. Lisa M. Wuertz November 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    So deeply sorry for your loss You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. George Snyder November 20, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I met Jay at INDOT and I always enjoyed his company. His wit and humor were unsurpassed! I am a better person for having known him.

    Janie and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Lindsey November 21, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Jay. The passing away of a loved one is always with much sorrow. May we have faith and confidence in the Bible’s promise of a time when pain, sickness and death are a thing of the past (Revelation 21:3, 4). My condolences are with the family at this difficult time.

  13. Mike Patrick November 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Candle 5The Marks’ were great neighbors. So sorry to hear about Jay’s death. May the family accept our condolences.

  14. Randy Weaver December 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Janie, I am sorry to hear that Jay had passed away. I was very fortunate to have met him whilst working at BLA, and continuing that relationship after his retirement. He will be missed, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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