John Powell Marx

August 25, 1943 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

John Marx Obituary

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Powell Marx, a loving husband, brother, son, and respected member of the community. Surrounded by his beloved family, John peacefully departed this world on December 7, 2023, at the age of 80.

Born on August 25, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, John was the son of John Jacob Marx and Lola (Powell) Marx Moore. He grew up in a close-knit family and was raised with strong values that guided him throughout his life. John took great pride in his work and possessed an undeniable work ethic that earned him the admiration and respect of his colleagues and friends.

Football played a significant role throughout John's life; he played all four years of High School and was a member of the All-District Team and a graduate of Drumright High School. After high school John played football for the University of Tulsa and he was a fan for OU Sooners and even attended several Supperbowl games. He loved the Sooners and never missed a game. He embarked on a fulfilling career in a semi-truck body shop, where he spent several decades of his life and was a Body Shop Manager. John's commitment and dedication were unmatched, and he served Robert's International Trucks with unwavering loyalty until his retirement.

Dirt fishing was a pass time that intrigued him, this is better known as Metal detecting. Through his numerous adventures he even found a rare meteorite North of Yukon. The University of Oklahoma purchased it from him for research and it was named the Marx I Meteorite. A National Treasure magazine published the story about the find which made it even more special. A lot of finds were bottle caps or coins but another good find was a diamond ring at Lake Overholser, which he had a jeweler make into his wedding band.

In his leisure time, John found solace in the simple pleasures of life. He enjoyed spending quiet moments with his loving wife, Sandra Marx, and spending time in the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and traveling. Their adventures started long before the trip during the planning which was enjoyed as much as the trips themself.

John will forever be remembered for his genuine kindness and unwavering commitment to his Lord Jesus. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his devoted family and friends who will continue to carry his memory with them.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Richard Moore, his sister Layna, stepson, Mark Griffin, daughter-in-law Marilyn, & grandson's Joshua and Jesse.

Proudly surviving John is his beloved wife, Sandra Marx, who remains in Yukon, OK, cherishing the memories they created over the years. Also, his sister and brother-in-law Lynn & Bob Elliott of Edmond. Stepchildren Andrea Griffin of Midwest City; Pam Griffin Midwest City. Grandsons Jeremy Griffin & wife Tiffany of Choctaw; and Daniel Griffin of Midwest City. Great-Grandchildren Lily, Peyton & Joshua. Nieces - Lori Morrow & Sarah Bendall of Drumright, sister and brother-in-law Tommy and Pat Burgess of Longview, TX, Juan and Angela Vaca of Hallsville, TX, and a host of cousins and friends.

The service to celebrate John's remarkable life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Ingram, Smith & Turner in Yukon, OK. Family, friends, and all who were touched by John's presence are invited to pay their respects, share their stories, and support one another during this time.

As we mourn the passing of John, let us find solace in the cherished memories we hold dear.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 14, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Graveside Service
December 14, 2023

3:00 PM
Yukon Cemetery
660 Garth Brooks Blvd
Yukon, OK 73099


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