Wayne E. “Harpo” Marx, 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Clinton, Iowa.
Wayne moved to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 1959, as a trade carpenter in the construction industry, as a subcontractor with General Development. He worked hard labor most of his life, managing a concrete business while also managing a construction business. Wayne’s working career ended with the Charlotte County School Board in 1999, as Lead Maintenance Carpenter. He enjoyed his retirement by caring for his grandchildren during the day. He also enjoyed helping out at First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Wayne enjoyed fishing with Bart and “the boys.” He also enjoyed dancing his Iowa Stomp dance in his younger days.
He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed by his children, Bart (Dawn) Marx, Gaylin Behling (Mike Morris), Gwen Marx (Randy) and Gina (Jeff) Eisaman; his grandchildren, Justin Marx (Sarah Burnette), Brandon Marx, Tyler (Tracy) Gregory, Shelby Marx, Alec and Adam Eisaman, and Tanner Campbell; his great-grandchildren, Olivia Marx and Troy Gregory; sisters, Joyce (Bob) Ball and Phyllis (Keith) Jensen; brother, Russell Marx; and many loved nieces and nephews in Iowa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marion C. Marx; father, Joseph “Joe” Marx; sister, Margery M. (Carl) Johnson; and brother, Lowell J. Marx.
A memorial service celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at New Day Christian Church, 20212 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.