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Jackie (Jack) Ray Marker

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Jackie (Jack) Ray Marker, 80, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away December 2, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Services to celebrate Jack’s life are scheduled at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel in Roswell, NM, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM. Celebrate Jackie’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
On October 24, 1937, Jack was born to Angus and Pearl Marker in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was an electrician by trade for over forty years. Jack enjoyed watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Jack was a giving man who loved his children and grandchildren. He loved watching his great-grandchild play soccer and spending time with the grandchildren after school. Jack also enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and conversation with his family. He appreciated the simple things in life.
He is survived by his sons: Larry (Lead) Marker and finance, Laurie Silvia, Warren Marker and wife, Tammy; daughter, Tracy Jo Wolfe; grandchildren: Mark Mathews, Trey and Debra Mathews, Justin and Tasia Marker, Tanner Marker, Dakota Marker, Kelli Marker-Tuggle, Jake Kennedy, Jessica Marker, Sonja Marker, Robert (Bobby) Marker, George and Randy Heredia, Codie Williams, Michael and Tara Carreon; nieces and nephews: Jody Thomas, Shirley Jordan, Vickie Lee, Ron Cornett, Steven Cornett, Marilyn Millwood, Gus Marker; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Preceding Jack in death are his wife, Sonja Marker; son, Ray Marker; daughters: Beverly Mathews, Sammie Marker-Esslinger; brother, Bob Marker; sister, Delores Cornett; and nieces: Robbie Morrison and Jan Luiz.
The family would like to send a Special Thank You to Lovelace Regional Hospital and Lovelace Medical Center for their great care and compassion.

For Dad……

To be heard,
without saying a word,
To be hugged when
I’m feeling blue,
To be understood,
when I’m confused,
So rare was a
Dad like you,
Your loving crooked smile, and gentle laugh,
Made all the difference
in my day,
Your endless wisdom
and timeless advice
Always helped me
find my way,
In you, there
was no equal,
You were in a class
all of your own,
And because of all the love you gave me,
I’ll never be alone,
It’s an honor to
have known you,
To have shared
stories and dreams,
I’ll always be thinking
of you smiling,
No matter how tough
life seems,
You’re still special
beyond compare,
Your heart so kind
and true,
I wish that everyone
could have such a
Dad like you!

This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Jackie by his family.