Marcus Ray Cary, affectionately known as “Hook,” was born Aug. 12, 1949 in Minden to the union of the late Kinlock Cary Jr and Ruth Warren Cary. He was the third of six children.

Marcus accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. Rest Baptist Church in Minden.

Marcus was a proud graduate of the Webster High School Class of 1968. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Navy. Following in his father’s footsteps, he began working for L&A and KCS Railroad Company. He retired after more than 30 years.

Relocating from Dallas back home to Minden, he united with the Growing Valley Baptist Church where he diligently served as vice-president of the Usher Board for several years.

During the early hours of Sunday, May 15, 2016, Marcus made his transition to heaven.

Marcus is preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Damien and brother-in law,Thomas Cowart.

He leaves to cherish, the love of his life, Barbara Jackson; children- Marcus Patillo, Candance Sims of Dallas, J. Koda Cary; three sisters – Dicy Cary Cowart of Shreveport, Stephanie Cary Batton, Dorothy “Dottie” Cary Armand (Ken) of Shreveport; two brothers – Kinlock Cary III (Ola) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Warren Cary; grandchildren – Jon, Chalmer, Brelyn, and Maddie; five great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including special friends “Charlie” Thomas and Romano Dillard.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Growing Valley Baptist Church, located at 1686 Fuller Road in Minden.

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