Memorial Service for Scott Paul Marks of Turner Studios Set for July 20 in Decatur, GA

Scott Paul Marks, Turner Studios, vice president of production operations, passed away on July 13 due to kidney cancer. He was 55 and is survived by his parents, Jeannine and Joseph P. Marks; brothers Tate, Randall and Kristian; his wife, Rebecca, his children Samantha and Nicholas; daughter-in-law, Lauren; and grandson Cameron. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 2:00pm at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road in Decatur, Georgia, with a reception to follow.

Scott Marks, a 36-year veteran at Turner Broadcasting, died on Sunday at the age of 55.

Scott Marks, a 36-year veteran at Turner Broadcasting, died on Sunday at the age of 55.

Marks worked at Turner Broadcasting for 36 years, beginning in 1978 when he joined Turner Productions, a division of WTCG Channel 17 and followed in his father’s footsteps as a camera operator. He then worked his way up to senior camera operator, senior tape operator, edit/tape manager, supervisor of production operations, and senior director of field operations. He worked on numerous productions and projects throughout the years, including the Atlanta Braves, Hawks, Flames, and Thrashers on TBS, SEC Football, NBA on TBS/TNT, NFL on TNT, The Goodwill Games, and Major League Baseball on TBS.

He was born November 9, 1958, in Clinton, IA and attended Cross Keys High School in Atlanta, GA. He then continued his education at Miami Lakes Tech television school from 1977 to 1978.

In 2001, Scott was promoted to vice president, production operations of Turner Studios, which was by then one of the largest all-digital broadcast facilities, where he was responsible for all studio operations, scenic services and field operations. In September 2006, the Southeast National Association of Television Arts and Sciences honored him with the prestigious Silver Circle Award for his contributions to the Atlanta television community.  Scott will be remembered by his friends and family as a generous and loving person who mentored many people both personally and professionally.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 2:00pm at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road in Decatur, Georgia, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Kidney Cancer Association, www.kidneycancer.org.