Russell I. “Ike” Marker age 79, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:05 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ike was born October 16, 1937, in Darke County to the late Harley E. & Julia A. (Bixler) Marker.
Ike is survived by a brother, Otha “Sonny” Marker of Greenville; sister, Margaret Mowery of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ike was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ora, Harley Jr., Richard & Donald Marker; and sisters, Maude Ellen Butts, Dorothy Lecklider and Juanita Baker.
Ike retired after 39 years from the Darke County Highway Department where he was assistant superintendent.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com