Luce Marks Jr.

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Luce Marks Jr. January 10, 1930 – January 25, 2024

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Luce Marks Jr. announces his peaceful passing into heaven on January 25, 2024. He was 94 years old.

He is survived by his children, Dolores Cambre, John Kerry Marks, Cindy Waldron (Jim), Donald Marks, and Julie Reine (Stephen); 4 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Edith Olivier Arnaud. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Miriam St. Martin Marks; his parents, Mr. Luce Marks and Mrs. Claudia Martin Marks; grandchildren Rachel, Angelle, Angie, and Brandi; step-grandson Jason; great-grandchild Joshua; sisters Leonie Trahan and Mary Joyce Taylor; and brothers Clifford, Wilson, Dewey, Saul, and Romain Marks.

Marks was a barber at “Marks Barber Shop” on Main Street in LaPlace, Louisiana, for 69 years, only closing his doors because of Covid restrictions. He built many friendships that became more like family through the years, and many stopped by to exchange planting tips or have a beer at Cliff’s Bar next door. “There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that became family.” Marks can best be described as the “Salt of the Earth”. He was a man of his word, hard-working, and unpretentious. He never wavered in his Catholic faith and praised the Good Lord for all the blessings in his life. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a love of nature and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was happiest riding his tractor and growing vegetables, which he did until the age of 93.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. The interment will be in St. John Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view the online tribute, please go to