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Alan Hastings Marks Obituary
A memorial service celebrating the life, work, and example of Alan Hastings Marks will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 421 Custer Road in Richardson. The Rev. William J. Cavanaugh will be officiating.

Alan Hastings Marks was born on April 29, 1960 in Dallas to Allison Quitman Marks and Ann Elizabeth Riddell Marks. A fifth generation Texan, Alan grew up in Sherman where he attended the public schools. During his school years he was a carrier for the Sherman Democrat in west Sherman. A 1978 graduate of Sherman High School, Alan was a member of the Bearcats basketball team, National Honor Society, Sherman High School debate team, National Forensic League, and Mu Alpha Theta. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University class of 1982 with a BBA in Finance and a member of the Corps of Cadets. He remained an enthusiastic Aggie throughout his life.

During his undergraduate summers he was employed in Dallas by Montgomery Ward and Kroger. Alan pursued his legal studies at South Texas College of Law receiving his JD in 1985.

On March 8, 1986, he married Cindy Lynn Smith in Austin, Texas. Alan practiced law as a litigator in Houston throughout his legal career. At the time of his passing he was a senior associate at Kane, Russell, Coleman, & Logan PC and a member of the Houston Bar Association. Alan lived in Katy for the past 20 years, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was an active supporter of Katy High School athletics and select softball. After a brief illness, Alan Hastings Marks passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in a Houston hospital.

Alan is survived by his wife, Cindy Marks; children, Laura Elizabeth Marks, James Hastings Marks, and Katherine (Katie) LeeAnn Marks; mother, Ann Riddell Marks; brother, Brian A. Marks; as well as other loving family members and scores of friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his father, Allison Q. Marks. Alan was interred Aug. 19 in the Katy Magnolia Cemetery.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Sept. 5, 2013
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