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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Mark Blake

November 24, 1965May 18, 2020

Mark Blake, 54, of Amarillo passed away on May 18, 2020.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 26, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Memorial Park Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00 am with Mark Boyett of The Church at Bushland officiating. Should you not be able to attend the service you may view it live at www.facebook.com/memorialparkfuneral.

Mark was born November 24, 1965 in Borger, TX to William “Bill” and Barbara Blake. He was raised in Fritch, TX and graduated from Sanford Fritch High school in 1984. Mark went on and graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1989. He worked for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for 30 years. Seventeen of those years were in Sweeny, TX, five years at the corporate office in The Woodlands, TX. In 2012 he moved to Amarillo and worked the last eight years at the Borger plant. Mark enjoyed the great outdoors. A few of his favorite pursuits included off-shore fishing, snow skiing, deer hunting, and spending time at the family cabin in Colorado.

One of his proudest accomplishments in life was becoming an Eagle Scout and later sharing his love of scouting as a scout master.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2009 and by his mother in 2019. Mark is survived by two sons Carson Blake and Jackson Blake both of Amarillo. One brother, Mike Blake and wife Michelle of Little Elm, TX.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council www.goldenspread.org, 401 Tascosa Rd. Amarillo, TX 79124 Mark Blake, 54, of Amarillo passed away on May 18, 2020.

Services

26 May

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Park Funeral Home

6969 I-40 East
Amarillo, Texas

26 May

Graveside Service

11:00 am

 

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Marc Garrison

May 26, 2020

The Garrison family is so saddened to hear of the passing of such a great guy. Mark will be missed by many. As a neighbor, a friend, and a co-worker of Mark's, my fondest memories of him involve our time on the water together. Weather it be slalom skiing on the San Bernard river, offshore fishing, or rescuing him on the river when his boat broke down we had some good times together. I am so sorry that he is no longer with us and we wish the entire Blake family our condolences.

Thomas Gilligan

May 24, 2020

Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers.

I worked with at Sweeny during his time at Sweeny.

Mark was always looking for goodness in people and situation with a positive caring attitude.

He will be missed by all.

Eran Jones

May 24, 2020

Mark was a really great guy to work with. I first met him when he came to work at Sweeny Refinery. We worked for Rick Mendler at the time. Mark went over to the ChevronPhillips after the company split into two, ConocoPhillips and ChevronPhillips. Mark was so easy going and an all around good guy. He will be missed by all who worked with him. Rest In Peace Brother, Eran & Kelly Jones

Brenda Copas

May 23, 2020

Condolences from the Copas, Gibbs and Aaron families.

Michelle Blake

May 22, 2020

Mark was my brother in law and a friend. I will miss him and treasure many good memories including spending time with him recently at the Blake family cabin in South Fork, CO. Mark, Mike and I were grieving over the loss of their mom and a woman who was more of a mother to me than a mother in law. To lighten the mood we started watching some of our favorite movies and I will never forget how much Mark loved the movie Tombstone starring Kurt Russell. I will miss him.

Toni Loyacano

May 22, 2020

I worked with Mark for many years at the Sweeny plant. We had a close knot engineering group and that extended to our personal lives as well.
Mark was a great guy that always had a big smile. He loved being an engineer. We shared an appreciation of nice watches. I have fond memories of him, Christmas parties, softball games and general plant chiding.
My sincere condolences and I pray the family finds peace.

Christy Grogan Vetter

May 22, 2020

Some of my earliest memories are going over to their house as very little girl tagging along with my brothers. We are all praying for Mark's family during this challenging time of heartache. May the Lord comfort them all.

Chris McDaniel

May 22, 2020

I went to high school with Mark. He was a great friend, and all around good person.

God be with and comfort family and friends. You are in my prayers.

Chad Robins

May 22, 2020

May the Father of Mercies and God of all Comfort, comfort you in this season. Late last November 2019, I had an opportunity to pray with Mr. Blake at my church. Though he was going through, he exhibited a belief in God, that he'd get through. My prayers are with you and the family! The bible says, Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning! Be sure to joy in the loving memories you shared with Mr. Blake!

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