Marcus Buchanan Folks, 30 years of age, beloved son, grandson, nephew and cousin, passed away June 28, 2021. He was born on Friday, October 12, 1990 and spent his life in Beckley.
Marcus is survived by his mother, Danise Boggs and her partner Tim Foley, his father Melvin Folks, his devoted aunt Stephanie Bowman, grandparents Suzy Bragg and step-grandfather Dexter Bragg, Dale Crookshanks and step-grandmother Shari Crookshanks, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marcus struggled with addiction his adult life and the evils of that addiction snuffed out the bright light of his life way too soon. He was an extraordinary young man with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, a sweet sense of humor, and a tortured soul. He was an artist like his great-grandmother, Frances and his great-great grandfather Tom who preceded him in death. Marcus has now joined them and can finally leave behind the struggles and heartache he faced on this earth.
His presence will be missed, his memory treasured, we will love him always and he will be forever be in our hearts.
Graveside services will be held at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill on Tuesday, July 6 at 11:00 am. with Pastor Paul Chapman officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery. Melton Mortuary in Beckley has handled the arrangements. Special thanks to Bruce Blankenship for his love, devotion and friendship to our family at this sad time.
On-line condolences may be shared at the Melton Mortuary website.
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