Richard L. Mark, 72, of Marshall, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with Fr. Tom Alber officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home with visitation following until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic School Athletic Fund. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Aug.17, 1939, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Alfred T. Mark and Elizabeth Pauline Clayton Mark. On Sept. 2, 1961, he married Judith Ann Elsea who survives of the home. Richard lived in Saline County his entire life, where he was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He worked at Lake City Ammunition Plant for 35 years, retiring in 1991, where he was a tool setter. He coached little league baseball, softball, St. Peter girls' and boys' basketball and boys soccer. Richard enjoyed fishing, going to the lake, sports and especially Friday night football. His main love in life was his family, especially time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Susan Dykes of Marshall, Sarah Tyler and her husband, Russell, of Concordia, and Cecelia Morgan and her husband, Dennis, of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren, James Harper, Andrew Hurt, Jessica Davis, Gabrial Morrison, Charley Dykes, Courtney Dykes and Kara Morrison; five great-grandchildren, Adriana Davis, Chase Harper, James Harper, Arian Swigert and Emma Harper; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons-in-law, Robert (Butch) Morrison and Tommy Dykes.
Additional information provided per family recompense.