ForeverMissed

Please join us at Mark's memorial viewing at Omar Funeral Home on Cedar Rd in Chesapeake this Saturday, February 4 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM  followed by a Memorial celebration from 3:30 - 6:00PM at the Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake with hors d'oeuvrs.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfgr-norfolk-marriott-chesapeake/

There are special bereavement rates for those travelling in:
Marriott 757.523.1500 
The Hyatt 757.312.0020 


Posted by Gerald Hines on May 8, 2020
Miss you bro missing all the cookouts and life changes and you miss Coronavirus wish you were still around brother I see Don and John on Facebook and don't get too many responses back from them but I still send them stuff and say hey haven't heard from John in a long time but I'm sure we all miss you brother I'll see you one day take care man
Posted by Tom Abernathy on May 7, 2020
Happy birthday my friend. My heart is still broken when I cant get you on the phone or drink a beer with you. I know I'll see you one day.......I got it from here. The stratocaster man
Posted by Gerald Hines on January 29, 2020
Well Mark it's been a while things are going a little rough for me but I'm hanging in there I don't know about John haven't heard from him for a while hear from Don every now and then it seems like he's doing pretty good with his pool business we miss you man my mom passed Before Christmas maybe you'll see her up there Health doing okay just life is pretty rough so wish you were here man it's not the same without you God bless buddy
Posted by Gerald Hines on May 7, 2018
Well another year mark we still miss you some of us are still here hanging in there but I know we're going to see you again one day miss you brother
Posted by Gerald Hines on January 29, 2018
Miss you bro think about You all the time still see John n don on Facebook take care brother
Posted by Gerald Hines on May 1, 2017
Miss ya happy birthday bro.let u know John don n myself still in contact we miss you in the pack see u one day
Posted by Shawn Smith on January 29, 2016
4 years.... Wish you were here.
Posted by Jon Rowe on January 29, 2016
Miss you, man!!!
Posted by Jon Rowe on January 29, 2013
Miss you Man!!!
Posted by Debbie O'Donnell on January 29, 2013
I cannot believe it has been a year. The world will never be the same without you. You are missed!
Posted by Teacher Lady on May 26, 2012
Mark, God speed to you. The times we spent talking, laughing, figuring out the answers to life's challenges and watching the stars together while listening to the roar of the ocean will forever be in my heart.  You taught this teacher some valuable lessons. Thank you. May blessings be on your family.
Posted by Shawn Smith on February 4, 2012
Great times
Great memories
Thanks Mark
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=TQYaVb4px7U
Posted by Markie Casebier on February 1, 2012
Mark, Your journey on this earth has been one fraught with ups and downs. I know your time in Texas was one of the "ups" in your life.. Seeing you on the water, laughing and having fun was truly a joy to watch. It was fun playing scrabble with you and singing "Fat Bottom Girls"! Fond memories. May you find peace in the arms of God. My prayers and love to your family and friends.
Posted by Jon Rowe on February 1, 2012
Posted by Erika Phipps on February 1, 2012
Mark was full of fun and laughter. He will be missed. My prayers to his family and good friends.
Posted by Debbie O'Donnell on January 31, 2012
Mark, there are no words to express what you have meant to me over the last several years. We have had some good times! From a boat ride in VA beach to Gingerbread House decorating at Christmas in Texas. My sweetest memories will always been our quite evenings with you cooking and we are just hanging out. You will be so very missed. My love and prayers to your family. Love and Hugs!

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Posted by Gerald Hines on May 8, 2020
Miss you bro missing all the cookouts and life changes and you miss Coronavirus wish you were still around brother I see Don and John on Facebook and don't get too many responses back from them but I still send them stuff and say hey haven't heard from John in a long time but I'm sure we all miss you brother I'll see you one day take care man
Posted by Tom Abernathy on May 7, 2020
Happy birthday my friend. My heart is still broken when I cant get you on the phone or drink a beer with you. I know I'll see you one day.......I got it from here. The stratocaster man
Posted by Gerald Hines on January 29, 2020
Well Mark it's been a while things are going a little rough for me but I'm hanging in there I don't know about John haven't heard from him for a while hear from Don every now and then it seems like he's doing pretty good with his pool business we miss you man my mom passed Before Christmas maybe you'll see her up there Health doing okay just life is pretty rough so wish you were here man it's not the same without you God bless buddy
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We met in our Junior year at Cox High School

Shared by Jon Rowe on February 1, 2012

I remember the first time we got together to hang out.  No big deal and nothing funny, but it doesn't seem like it was that long ago...

Mark was driving his  gray Chevy Vega that burned at least a quart of oil per gallon.  Nick Massey was with him when he picked me up... 

I think we went to a friend's house down on Beech Street off of Shore Drive near the intersection of Great Neck.  The friend that lived there was named Randy... Randy Cribb, I think.

We hung out at that house a lot over the next year or so.  A bunch of musicians lived and hung out there.  I was and am musically challenged, but Mark and especially Nick Massey were unbelievably great musicians.  

I remember Nick playing a better version of Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" that first night and I was blown away at how talented these guys were.  

That's it... just trying to jot down random thoughts so others can know what he was like back in the day. 

Camping at Lake Gaston

Shared by Jon Rowe on February 1, 2012

Way too long ago a bunch of us were camping at The County Line Campground at Lake Gaston for a few days.  We had a pretty large peninsula all to ourselves. 

After a full day of fun and maybe a few too many, Mark was keeping all of us and some fellow nearby campers awake with his thunderous snoring.  We tried everything to quiet him down and decided on a little fun, drastic course of action.  We (quietly at first) pulled up his puptent stakes and started dragging him inside his collapsed tent towards the waters edge.  We pulled him (laughing histerically now) at least a hundred yards down to the beach.  

He didn't miss a beat on his snoring brigade while we dragged him.  We put the little mesh window of his tent over his face so he could breathe and laughed all the way back to our tents.... still no sleep for the weary - Mark's snoring was echoing over the land and water like he had a bullhorn up to his face.  

So.... we went back down to the source of the horrible sound and proceeded to drag him at least another hundred yards down the beach away from us so we might get some relief.  It still wasn't enough.... about an hour later we heard Mark wake up to some confusion..."what the hell"?!

Needless to say he wasn't all too pleased and proceeded to pull up all of our tent stakes down in retaliation.