Our dear husband, father, friend and teacher, Mr. James Warren Marks, 51, of Indian Trail passed away unexpectedly Tuesday October 8, 2019 in the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He was born January 31, 1968 to James Thomas and Charmion Kathleen Hanson Marks in Huntsville, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Wade Marks.
Warren's wish to donate his body was granted to High Point University. Through his donation, he will continue doing what he loved most and teach a new generation of medical students as a "Silent Teacher". A memorial plaque will be publicly displayed on the "Tree of Life" outside the Anatomy L. Congdon Hall at the University. Warren married Angela “Angie" Austin August 6, 2011 and together they loved to travel and spend time with family. Warren loved to dance to Prince's music and soaked up the little things in life living as everyday were his last. Warren is a proud graduate of honors from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Engineering and graduated with honors from Queens College with a Masters in Business Administration. He received a full academic scholarship from both schools. He was a Fraternity Brother Chi Psi and was labeled the "Most Handsome Brother". During his college years he catered events to many high profile guests and CEO's. During one of those events he met Bill Gates and Mr. Gates told him one day there would be a computer that you could hold in your hand to which Warren informed him he was "Full of Shit".... Well.... For giggles, he applied to Harvard University and was accepted, he had no intention to attend. Warren loved to be a positive person and was considered a strong mentor to younger people.
Left to celebrate his life; his wife Angie Marks; daughter Katie Sabin and husband Ryan; sons Ryan Marks, Carter Marks, Austin Edwards and Jack Edwards and wife Annie; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends and colleagues.
The family will host a Celebration of Life in the Good Shepherd Chapel of Life and Legacy Funerals and Cremations; 6525 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail; 2:00pm Saturday, October 12. A Gathering of Friends will be 1:00pm-1:50pm will be prior to the service.
Please consider a donation to the GoFundMe page the family has started in Warren's memory. www.gofundme.com/f/remembering-warren-marks?utm_medium=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=08ad7ef65679475cb53ea120a2790311
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