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Dr. Richard Dunn Marks, Jr.

Dr. Richard Dunn Marks, Jr.
  • September 30, 1932 - November 16, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lutheran Hospice
    1885 Rifle Range Road, Suite 46
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“Dear Mrs. Marks--Our family was your next door neighbors in Scottsville, VA oh so many years ago. My parents always remarked on what good neighbors...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Rittenhouse - VA - neighbor

“Dear Pat,I hate writing this on e-mail, but we don't have your address. Joe and I were so sad to read of Dick's death, but grateful that it was...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Debby and Joe Strzepek - Friend

“Dear Patsy and family, Dick was the last cousin of mine left. We had not been in contact for years and I regret that. I am sorry to hear of his...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Blake Putney - Charleston, SC

“Dr. Marks and I met over thirty years ago. He had a profound impact on my life and for that I am eternally grateful. I will miss him as a friend.....Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Johnson - Moncks Corner, SC

“Dear Patsy and Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Dr. Marks was such a kind, gentle and caring man. I considered...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Montie Duncan - Scottsville, VA

“Dear Pat and Anne,I just wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear about your loss. I will pray for you and the rest of your family as y'all adjust...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Patsy and Family,I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Marks. We loved having you as neighbors, and were especially blessed to have Dr. Marks as our...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Alice (Hamner) Sorum - VA

“Dear Patsy and children.....I have such fond memories of you all. Scottsville was so fortunate to have Dr Marks in our community to take care of us....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Cenie Re Moon Sturm - Scottsville, VA

“Dr. Marks was totally wonderful. I am from Scottsville, back in the day when Dr. Marks practiced. We were fortunate to have him at UVA when my...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Zimmet - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Dick what a multifaceted ,kind, gracious person he was.We will miss him terribly. Our prayers are with you, Pat, and all the...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Kellett - Brevard, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dr. Marks was our family physician in Scottsville during my teen years. He was a pleasant, well-respect...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Woods - SCOTTSVILLE, VA

“I was saddened to read of the passing of Brother Marks, and my thoughts and prayers are with Richard's family, friends, and chapter brothers. While I...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ed Jones - Washington, DC

“My prayers are with you all at this time. I worked with Dr. Marks at TMC in radiation oncology. My memories will always be of the kindness he showed...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Pastore - GooseCreek, SC

“Dear Pat and family,We are leaving for a Thanksgiving trip tomorrow morning, or else we would be there to express our love in person. We wanted you...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rev. and Mrs. Roy Hills - SC


Richard Dunn Marks, Jr. MD died peacefully on November 16, 2017. He was born September 30, 1932 at his grandparents' home in Cumberland, Virginia; he later attended Appomattox High School, before heading to the University of Virginia. As an undergraduate student at the University, he played freshman football, was involved in R.O.T.C., Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Raven Society. He also attended University of Virginia Medical School and served in the US Army. In 1962, Dr. Marks began a family medical practice in Scottsville, Virginia. He later returned to the University of Virginia to complete a residency in Radiation Oncology. In 1972, he moved with his family to Charleston to join the Medical University of South Carolina where he later served as Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and subsequently at Trident Hospital. Dr. Marks had a great deal of love for his patients, residents and colleagues. He was a leader in the American Cancer Society, started a community Peripheral Neuropathy support group, and was instrumental in bringing Hospice care to Charleston. He had many passions, the greatest being his faith, family, and friends. A man of many interests, Dr. Marks enjoyed running, hiking, hunting, painting, home renovation, music, writing, history, and all UVA sports. He cherished his two churches, St. Andrews Mt. Pleasant and Union Congregational Church on Isle Au Haut, Maine.

Dr. Marks is survived by his wife, Patricia Boggs Marks; a brother-in-law, L. Thomas Boggs (Kay); his children, Melissa Marks Williams (Bruce), Richard Dunn Marks, III (Margi) and Anne Marks Jones (Sam); 6 grandchildren, Jonathan, Richard, Morgan, Louise, Sam, and Virginia and one great-grand daughter, Ellie.

The family will receive friends on November 20, at 120 Hibben St., Mt. Pleasant from 5:00-7:00 pm. A funeral service for family and friends will be held on November 21, at 11:00 am at St. Andrews Mt. Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, with a reception to follow in Sam's Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Mt. Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or Lutheran Hospice, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Suite 46, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.