Pro Fisherman Phil Marks has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Professional Angler Phil Marks has passed away. He was 55.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to FLW Fishing, he passed away following a battle with cancer.

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Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay)

He passed away on Saturday, November 21st. He died with his family by his side in Dallas, Texas.

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Marks is survived by his wife Robin and daughter Taylor. He had two grandchildren Payton and Hunter.

He had three tournament wins. He also finished 14 tournaments within the Top 10.

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“From day one upon joining the team, the family culture within Strike King was palpable and real,” Rather Outdoors CEO, Ken Eubanks said. “Through John Barns leadership, accompanied by Doug and Mary Minor, Crispin Powley, Phil and others, I was offered the opportunity to be made part of their family. Over the years since, I got to know the core of the Strike King team more deeply, and can say without question that Phil Marks left his unique mark on me, as he did so many others. The best words I have to describe Phil is that he uniquely embodied everything that is right about the fishing industry and this lifestyle we’re all so passionate about.

“Phil was unique, genuine and authentic in everything he did, both within his profession, and his life overall. He will be deeply missed, and I consider him a truly irreplaceable part of our company, and my life, along with the many other lives he’s touched over the years.”

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