Services to celebrate Mark's life will be 11:00am Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Okmulgee.
Mark lived most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Edison High school. He loved to fish and camp but most importantly he loved good food, sweets and snacks. Being a diabetic he would sneak it and act like he was caught in the cookie jar. Mark was a big kid at heart and loved to pull pranks. He was a man who despite battling the world he kept his faith strong and prayed daily.
Mark was a welder for over 25 years along with truck driving and masonry work. He also worked off the Gulf of Mexico shrimp boating. This was his happy place. Mark dreamt of going deep sea fishing and wanted one day to sky dive with Dustin. He also loved to hunt. Mark was a hard worker who really was a jack of all trades. He had trouble helping himself and felt his best helping others.
Mark would make everyone laugh and when he was at his best there was never a stranger that didn’t fall in love with him. He fought hard and never gave up. From the day Dustin and Ashley were born every family and friend said he so was proud of them and they would say he truly loved them with all his heart. When he loved he loved with all he had. Mark was in the Okmulgee times for serving food back to the homeless and volunteered his time at the homeless shelter remodeling it just to give back to the community. He wasn’t afraid to cry and show how he felt inside. Mark always dreamt of becoming a sponsor or guidance counselor or even a public speaker to bring hope into the lives of those who struggled like he did. He stated he was good at helping others, not so good with helping himself.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Johnny Marquiess.
He is survived by his son, Dustin Marquiess and wife Megan; daughter, Ashley Marquiess; brothers, Dow Marquiess, John Marquiess and Frankie Neely; grandchildren, Madison Marquiess and Korbin Dunlap; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.