Mark Howard Ard

February 13, 1962November 17, 2020

Mark Howard Ard passed away November 17th, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fl. Born in Jacksonville, he went to Englewood High School and was a well known arborist/tree surgeon in the area for 38 years. He always wanted to be in nature, climbing something, fishing, kayaking, hiking. He loves God and would do anything for his family. He always worked hard and did right by everyone. When you couldn't count on anyone, you could count on him. He was an angel to everyone in his life. The son of Carl L. Ard and Lula Dell Ard (Schroeder), he leaves behind the "apple of his eye" daughter, Amanda Ard, brother, Carl D. Ard, nephew Cole A. Ard, girlfriend Sharon and Amanda's mother Samantha. In spirit, he's in the trees watching over us.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Andrew Lau

November 25, 2020

I remember Sam when i attended Hunter Park Baptist.Sam often came to Church.And he was very real and down to earth.I am very saddened to see he has passed but rejoice he is at Home with the Lord.My deepest Sympathy to all Sams family and friends.I am sorry i couldnt make it to his service, i apologize.

George Dukes

November 23, 2020

George and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Sam's entire family and everyone who loved him.
Sam was very special to George - as George was to him. They were always there in an instant when one needed the other. I will never forget watching Sam the first time I met him - he scurried up a very tall pine tree like a monkey :) I asked 'who is that???' He might fall. George says, 'No, that's Sam....he lives to climb trees and could do it blindfolded' I was simply amazed at his quickness, agility and falling limbs/trees in a perfect way as they should fall. I was also struck by his humility and his manners when I first met him in 2009 or so....George knew him way before the day I met Sam. I will never forget you Sam - your gentle and humble nature is not common among all people you meet. I will always remember also your pet squirrel you introduced me to while Sherry showed me so many gorgeous flowers and always gave me a cutting. You were so tender to all critters and cared so much for them; I will never forget you.
We know you are with the Lord, as you shared with George your faith in Jesus. That is a great comfort.
With much Love,

Vicki&George Dukes

Dale Redenbaugh

November 22, 2020

Sam was my best friend and my Son in law. The great memories that I have from him will be forever, , be honored and loved forever. sam made a kind and loving impression on everyone he came in contact with. May God bless him. GOOD BY SAM I LOVE YOU.

Charlotte Fluker

November 21, 2020

However short Sam’s life on earth, he made a difference. He gave gifts of kindness and caring to people, animals and trees alike. He will live on in the hearts he left behind. We send our sincerest condolences to his family,
David, Charlotte, Julia, and Katrina

Anna-Rita Perkins

November 21, 2020

Sam was the best neighbor a person could have. He was always helpful. He will surely be missed by many. Rest In Piece.
Anna-Rita Perkins

Donna Wilson

November 21, 2020

He was the best of the best of what he loved to do. He helped anyone who needed help. We will surely miss him more than words can ever say. Him & Sherry are a part of my family. You don't have to have the same blood to love someone. I know he's with God, no more pain. Rest in peace till we all meet again.

James Cockcroft

November 20, 2020

Way to many memories to type. Way to many things to laugh about. Sam made my life bearable when I needed someone and he never even knew it. We shared a million laughs with that goofy laugh he had and lived some of the best times of our lives together. I couldn't have asked for more. Rest in peace. Your friend through eternity. Patrick

Laurie Cauthen

November 20, 2020

Amanda we are so very sorry for the loss of your Daddy. The world has lost a true adventurer. There was nothing he couldn’t climb, and he has seen parts of this city from places no one could imagine. He loved nature and all its critters (especially his squirrels). Sam had a heart of gold and was both kind and generous to all who knew him. Now he is free and soars with the eagles. God rest your soul friend💔💔💔 Love- John & Laurie


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