Mark Duke Horton, 56, Oklahoma City, died May 1, 2020. He was born on November 1, 1963, in Oklahoma City to Herman Harold and Bobby Ann Horton. He was a 1981 U.S. Grant graduate. Mark is now joyfully united with his precious momma, whom he has longed to be reunited with since her passing.
Mark is survived by his father, and his sister, Tracy Ann Sowers and Ken. Mark’s whole world was his children and grandchildren, who always called him their G-pops. He is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Machelle Zoll and Scott; son, Jeffrey Mark Horton and Jennifer, with grandchildren, Zachary Mark and Rylee Elizabeth; daughter, Taylor Nicole Horton and David, with grandson, Ethan Michael Floyd; daughter, April McKenzie Nowlin; daughter, Rachel Brooke Nowlin; and daughter, Jennifer LeighAnn Horton.
Mark and Sherrie Dennis fell in love as high school sweethearts at a Southern Oaks Church of Christ youth retreat under the watchful eye of our beloved youth minister, Mark Hale. After their crazy teenage dating years, they went their separate ways. Years later, God brought them back together and they discovered their love had never left their hearts and souls. Sherrie will treasure the almost 20 years of marriage to her Mark, cut short so unexpectedly. Mark is also survived by cousins, aunts and uncles who loved him. His social media is flooded with the love of his many friends and co-workers, from the Yayas, to the Wolf Pack and beyond, who treasure the laughter, good times and wonderful memories of Mark.
Mark was a Christian, a member of Oakcrest Church of Christ, who also attended LifeChurch Moore. Mark loved telling other encouraging things about Jesus, Heaven, surviving tough times, loving your family, and thanking God for another day of life. Mark loved his rock music (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar), going to concerts, his sports and watching WWE, which he often practiced his piledrive moves on with his sister Tracy growing up. He loved cheering for the Raiders, the Yankees, the Thunder, and of course the Oklahoma Sooners. The family requests that shirts from any of his favorite sports or bands be worn to his funeral service. Mark was UNDEFEATED in all the numerous Fantasy Football leagues he participated in throughout the years. He was also awarded Frito Lay’s Route Salesman of the Year many times during his 25 years with the company. His bosses always said when the “big wigs” came into town they had no worries about taking them straight to one of Mark’s stores because they knew it would look perfect.
Mark loved animals and they loved him. He would come home every day and greet his cat…”BC…My man!”, Luna “Little Cat”, Mario “Chalupa Duke”, Maggie “The Queen”, and Tucker “Tucka-Roo”. He always remembered fondly “His boy blue…Boomer” who preceded him in death. Among Mark’s many passions were sitting out over the ocean, watching beautiful sunsets and spending Sundays with his Dad.
One of the greatest memories of anyone who ever met Mark is that he never let anyone say goodbye, nor did he ever say it…he would only say, “See ya.”
Funeral services for Mark will be Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m. at LifeChurch Moore, 2916 S. Telephone Rd. Moore, OK, 73160.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Act.alz.org
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