William Keith Marks (1949-2016)

William Keith Marks “Keith”; musician, motorcycle enthusiast, mechanic, collector, and father passed away unexpectedly at his home in Kyle on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 following years of struggling with diabetes. He was 67 years old.

Keith was born on Tuesday, April 29, 1949 in Petersburg, Virginia to Hyman and Virginia Louise (Burnley) Marks. He was an only child, moving to Austin Texas immediately following discharge from the Airforce in 1976. Keith was a musician through and through. He loved and played all types of music including Big Band, Blues, Country and Jazz. He could play anything. His preference was to play the Bass Guitar. Keith’s High school band played at the senior prom and he was allowed by his father to play at nightclubs after curfew.

Keith had two daughters with whom he was very proud often sharing stories about them with his friends and neighbors. He was ornery and preferred the companionship of his dog Cammy, which was short for camshaft. He always had a dog by his side, usually a boxer or bull mastiff. Keith enjoyed working on, customizing and riding his Harley. He was a member of Texas Wheels and enjoyed his involvement with classic car clubs. He collected classic car parts, military memorabilia and classic guitars.

Keith leaves behind his daughters; Virginia Marks and Mary Marks.

Please join his daughters to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 18, 2016, in the Chapel of Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby in Kyle, TX.

Donations may be made in memory of Keith’s life to PAWs at http://pawsshelter.org/ where he was a volunteer and/or to the Center for Child Protection; a child advocacy center at www.centerforchildprotection.org.

Please visit www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Keith’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200

 

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