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Sunday, September 18 2022
William Terry Marx Sr

Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:55 pm   |  Permalink   |  22 Comments  |  Email
Our deepest condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Tony and Debbie Quinn on 09/19/2022 - 06:17 PM
Deepest sympathy and love to you all at this time. Tommy and Bridget Tice.
Posted by Bridget Tice on 09/19/2022 - 08:05 PM
While I am very saddened that Bill has passed, it is an immense comfort to know he has reunited with our beloved Gail! My heart is warm with so many memories of both Bill and Gail. Being such close friends with my parents, Frank and Janice Whitlow, I feel like I grew up with Bill, Gail, and their family. My heart is with you during this time of loss!
Posted by Cassandra Whitlow Smith on 09/19/2022 - 08:15 PM
Riding partners for many years with "Groucho". Thanks for the memories pal and welcome home.
Posted by Dave Nebe on 09/19/2022 - 08:18 PM
Rest easy Bill and give Miss Gail a hug for me. I am proud to have had you as a friend. I was proud to see you command a room from the dais with your captivating teaching. I enjoyed bounty hunting and riding Harleys together. We worked together to start NABBI, a non-profit that supported bail education. I will miss the country bondsman greatly.
Posted by Scott MacLean on 09/19/2022 - 09:10 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know it hurts having to say goodbye. My love and prayers, Boyd, to you and the rest of your family. I pray that God gives the family peace and comfort in the sad times ahead. Patsy Isaac
Posted by Patsy Isaac on 09/19/2022 - 09:40 PM
Good man and good friend. REST IN PIECE BROTHER
Posted by Lewis Hawthorne on 09/19/2022 - 11:19 PM
Good man and good friend. REST IN PIECE BROTHER
Posted by Lewis Hawthorne on 09/19/2022 - 11:21 PM
Bill it was an honor to have known you. You are missed by family, friends and your community...and probably most of all by Daisy. Fly hi my friend
Posted by Mike Umstead on 09/20/2022 - 07:02 AM
Bill is finally at peace now that he is with his beloved Gail. Thinking of you all with much love.❤
Posted by Kerry Lawhorne-Phelps on 09/20/2022 - 09:08 AM
Prayers and condolence for the family, so sorry for your loss. May Bill rest in peace.
Posted by Ann D Moore on 09/20/2022 - 10:05 AM
I am so so sorry for your loss
Posted by Liz Sheffield on 09/20/2022 - 11:17 AM
Bill was knowing a man of his word. He and Gail were so much help to us in many ways saving a sweet soul. we love and will miss you. You and Gail were the sweetest couple to be with. So glad you are with your sweet Gail again.
Posted by Bill and Rose Fox on 09/20/2022 - 01:36 PM
Bill was a good man and a friend. He will be missed by many.Know he is happy reuniting with Gail.RIP
Posted by Larry Minter on 09/20/2022 - 02:12 PM
I rode with bill as a sleeper team for the big O. I found that he didn't like the air freshener that I had in the truck so he tossed it out! Bill why did you do that? It gave me a headache. Well read man very smart man. It was a pleasure to have known him. R I p my friend see you on the other side
Posted by Wally spicer on 09/20/2022 - 03:30 PM
Bill was a true gentleman. My prayers are for comfort for his family. He will be missed.
Posted by John Doyle on 09/20/2022 - 04:59 PM
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss Debbie. Aubrey Wayne Limerick Fredericksburg Virginia
Posted by Aubrey Wayne Limerick on 09/21/2022 - 12:43 AM
Goodbye good friend you will surely be missed by many. One of the smartest and most knowledgeable people i have ever known. Always a smile and very contagious laugh. Keep on truckin my friend.
Posted by Steve walker on 09/21/2022 - 10:00 AM
To all of Bill's family and friends, I offer my sincerest condolences for your loss. I'm happy he is with the love of his life, Gail. I know Daisy will miss him more than anyone! He and Gail were my cousins. I didn't get to spend much time with them, as I met them later in life. But the time I did spend there, they were the most hospitable couple. I remember when Aunt Doris passed away, we went to their house after the funeral. Steve & I stayed into the night, being the last to leave because we were all having such a good time laughing and talking. I will hold these dear memories in my heart for the rest of my life. You will be missed, Bill, but not forgotten.
Posted by Tammy & Steven Rigney on 09/21/2022 - 04:47 PM
Dawn and Bill's family, God bless and comfort you in this sad time.
Posted by Jackie Conner on 09/21/2022 - 09:11 PM
We send our sincere condolences to the entire family. We know he is now at peace and with his Gail and other family members gone before. It was a pleasure having him at church the last Sunday's he was able to attend, as he had become a part of our family and we will miss him greatly. We pray for God's peace and love to be with each of you.
Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 09/21/2022 - 09:48 PM
I met Bill over 40 years ago and we were both Road Drivers for Overnite Transportation. Gaffney S.C was one of our layover Terminals and we ended up sharing a room ....Where Bill snored like a grizzly bear.Finally i got to the point i was going to throw my shoe at him and he said to me.....John do you need some ear plugs lol.......Great guy..will be missed Groucho
Posted by John L Suggs on 09/23/2022 - 05:08 AM

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September 18, 2022, William (Bill) Terry Marx, Sr., joined his wife, Gail Wadford Marx in heaven.  He is survived by four children: Deborah Wade (Charles) and William (Bill) T. Marx, Jr. (Lisa) of Fredericksburg, VA and Dawn Moody and Timothy Moody (Lori) of Kenbridge, VA; four grandchildren:  Chase Anderson, Olivia Moody, Christopher Moody, and Blake Bolter; and one great-grandchild, Abigail Anderson; and his brother, Boyd Marx of Cynthiana, KY. In addition, he also leaves his beloved dog, Daisy.

Bill was born in Houston, Texas and over the years lived in numerous locations with family. Bill settled in Kenbridge, VA where he spent over forty years with his wife, Gail.  He and Gail owned and ran the Hickory House Restaurant, Kenbridge Motel, and the Elbo Room Lounge.  He later drove over-the-road for Overnight Transportation and then UPS of Richmond, VA where he retired with almost 30 years of service. Upon retirement, he became a licensed Bail Bondsman and Private Investigator, under his company, Free State Bail bonds, which was in operation for over twenty years.

Bill served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force but was most to be a proud to be a Marine.  He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Lake Country Detachment #1085.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 147, Kenbridge, VA and Post 79, South Hill, VA, where he rode with the American Legion Riders for many years.

Bill was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed collecting firearms, target shooting, and was a member of the Arrowhead Gun Club.  He was immensely proud of his collection of deer and bear mounts that he displayed in his home.

The family will recieve friends Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge from 1PM to start of services at 2PM.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to the Kenbridge Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 328, Kenbridge, VA. 23944,  Southside SPCA, 797 Starlight Lane, Kenbridge, VA 23944 or the Local United States Marine Corps League.

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