Donald K. Marks

Donald K. Marks

October 01, 1948 - March 30, 2022
Born: Las Vegas, Nevada. Residence: Laguna Niguel, California

Donald K. Marks

October 01, 1948 - March 30, 2022
Born: Las Vegas, Nevada. Residence: Laguna Niguel, California


Donald K. Marks
October 1, 1948 – March 30, 2022

Donald was born on October 1, 1948, in Las Vegas, NV to parents Marshall and Dovie. After attending high school, Donald joined the Marines where he served two years. While in the Marines, he served

in Vietnam and received numerous medals and ribbons; most notably, 3 purple hearts. After being wounded twice, Donald was honorably discharged and returned home to Las Vegas where he met his future wife, Louise McAllister. They wed in 1972 and moved to Southern California where he began a career as an electrician. Donald’s ambition fueled him to venture out to establish his own business. After 25 successful years, Donald felt he needed a change, and he started a trucking company.

Don, as he is most affectionally known, enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His days were filled with, mentoring, attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s extra-curricular activities, barbecuing, fishing, watching sports and rodeos, going to the shooting range, and taking road trips.

He is survived by his wife Louise Marks, three children Sheela Harvey, LaSonya Dumas, and Dushawn Marks; sisters Marsha Marks, Darla Miller (DeMaruea), Felicia Jackson, Angela Moore (Matthew), and Dawn Wilson (David); brothers Kenneth Marks (Shana) and Kevin Jackson; grandchildren Daija Dumas, Daivon Dumas (Erica), Danai Dumas, and DiMario Marks; 6 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Marshall Marks and Dovie Harts; brothers Marshall Marks III, Michael M. Marks, Michael A. Jackson; and sister Serena M. Williams.

There will be a memorial to celebrate Don’s life held at O’Connor Mortuary on April 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm. The Marks Family welcomes any and all stories, photos, and memories that Donald’s friends and family would like to share.



The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, sympathy, and kindness shown during our time of loss. May God Bless and keep each and every one of you!

The Marks Family


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: April 23, 2022 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 4, 2022 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Location: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (858) 658-7360

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9 responses to Donald K. Marks

  1. Always in my heart cousin.
    As you join the rest of our family in heaven, may you have peace.

  2. Mr. D you will never be forgotten. I was blessed to have worked along with him at McBride Electric. God Bless you.

  3. Cousin you will be dearly missed. As a child growing up I have memories of you coming with your siblings to my house and always getting ice cream for us from the ice cream truck as you all would sometimes even babysit us. I always looked at you as one my mother favored as a nephew. Love you and look forward to seeing you in paradise!

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