Mark Philip Wilkinson
June 2, 1978 – March 3, 2018
Mark Philip Wilkinson, 39 of Dallas, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Mark was born on June 2, 1978, in Dallas, Texas and lived his life in the Dallas area. He attended Lake Highlands High School and then Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Mark enjoyed a career in the IT industry working his way up to IT Infrastructure Engineer.
We fondly remember Mark watching sports with a Bud Light in hand. He loved Golden Retrievers, OU Football, The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers Baseball. Mark always had a twinkle in his eye and a wicked sense of sarcasm. Mark answered life with, “Dilly Dilly”.
Mark is survived by his parents, Jerry and Joan Wilkinson; sister, Rachel Storey and husband, Shannon; and two beautiful nieces, Stella and Violet, all of Dallas. He is also survived by his aunts, Jan Powell and her husband, John; Teresa Baldwin and her husband, Dennis; and Debbie McKinney as well as his uncles, Douglas McKinney and his wife, Donna; Michael McKinney and his wife, Patsy. Mark was adored by his dear friend Amber Jackson, many cousins and countless new and lifelong friends and colleagues.
The family will receive guests at Sparkman Funeral Home- Richardson on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and will have a Celebration of Mark’s Life beginning at 1:00pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Chapel at Sparkman Funeral Home - Richardson.
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- Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Memorial Service Friday, March 9, 2018
Mark Philip Wilkinson
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March 9, 2018
Dear Joan, Jerry, and Rachel -
I am so sorry to hear of Mark's Passing. Whenever I think of Mark - I Smile!
He brought many fond memories during the times I was blessed to share with all of the family during those Lake Highlands years.
Mark added FUN to 3rd period Biology Class and I will always remember him as one of my favorites.
A term used by my dad's hospice nurse - "RELOCATING" has helped me to realize and understand that our loved ones and friends have relocated to GOD's Unconditional Love and are Welcomed and Praised for the completion of one's earthly journey and mission.
I know the heart aches and the "price of love is grief..." My prayers are with each of you as I ask GOD to hold you even closer.
Mark truly made, and continues to make an impact on my Life as I think of him.
I thank GOD for the GIFT and BLESSING of Mark.
I Love You,
March 7, 2018
I want to express my condolences to the family and Amber in this time of surprise, sadness and grieving. The loss of someone close is never easy; and in reality, it shouldn't be. Intrinsic with truely loving someone means giving your heart and passion to them with complete abandonment; so when they are taken away (especially abruptly), a tremendous void remains. The loss is equal to the love given. I hope that you can manage your way to reconcilation with Marks passing at your own pace of comfort. I know Mark appreciated the love and hope he received from his family, friends and Amber while in the hospital. He was that kind of guy.
I will miss Mark's wonderful smiling face and quick wit. He was a joy to hang out with and share stories. I'll leave a picture of Mark and I where he won another poker award. He was an avid poker enthusiast and an outstanding player. The memories and laughter we shared are many and I am so happy to have known Mark.
March 6, 2018
My Lobster ❤️❤️❤️
March 6, 2018
Mark, this all seems so surreal.
I knew you through Amber, she loved you dearly. Although we didn't hang out much and only met a handful of times...my fondest memory will be when you, Amber & her kids came over to my sisters and we watched the boxing match. You were so funny & care free that night. As I'm sure you always were. My thoughts & prayers go out to your closest friends & family during this difficult loss. May the find solace knowing you are at peace. My kids were saddened of hearing you passed on, but they know you in a place way better than here. Fly high Mark. You will be missed❤️
Jeanne Marrs (Keith)
March 5, 2018
I cannot even fathom the depth of your pain at the loss of Mark. I am so very sorry. My heart hurts for you all. Love to Jerry, Joan, and Rachael.