Mark Hare

January 4, 1965January 7, 2021

Larry Mark Hare, 56, passed away on January 7th, 2021.

Mark was a lifelong resident of Vinton and member of Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Vinton High School in 1983. He valued education and had a love of learning; he especially loved history. He earned a Bachelors degree in History from McNeese State University, a Masters degree in European History from LSU, as well as attended LSU Law School for two years. He even taught history at LSU and Florida before moving back to Vinton. Mark continued his education, well into his 25+ year career as a Deputy Clerk for the Town of Vinton, by earning a Computer Programming degree from Lamar University.

Mark had many hobbies which included, writing, music, theater, photography and most important to him, entertaining and teaching his nephews, Tyler and Austin. He was an accomplished classical pianist, a published author and a wealth of knowledge on any genre of music or movie you can think of. He loved to travel the world and did so as often as he could.

He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Hare. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Linda Hare; his brother, Kevin Hare; and nephews, Tyler Hare and Austin Hare.

Those honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are Tyler Hare, Austin Hare, Ray Ellender, Jo-El Sonnier, Jeremy Walter, and Charles Burnett.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 from 9-11 a.m. in Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church in Vinton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Associate Pastor Rick Watson officiating. Private interment will follow in Mimosa Pines South Cemetery in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson Vinton Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Hare family at


  • Linda Hare, Mother
  • Kevin Hare, Brother
  • Tyler Hare, Nephew
  • Austin Hare, Nephew
  • Larry Hare, Father (deceased)

  • Tyler Hare, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin Hare, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ray Ellender, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jo-El Sonnier, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Walter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Burnett, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Missy Goff-Haas

January 12, 2021

On Dec 29th I drove by Vinton en route to Houston (visiting another LSU friend) and thought I haven't talked with Mark in ages, I should message him on FB. I didn't act quickly enough and instead send love and condolences to his family.

Regina Tobias

January 9, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for the Hare family. Mark, you were the kindest person and you will be missed. Our VHS Class of 83 was fortunate to count you as a member. Rest in Pease Mark and know that you left your love and mark on the whole town! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™

Donna Walter

January 9, 2021

Mark was very special to my father, Cecil Walter. Dad use to give Mark his National Geographic magazines when Mark was young. He was a fine young man . He will be missed by all. I was close to his dad and have great memories of Larry.

Kelvin Jackson

January 9, 2021

To the Family and Friends, so sorry for your loss. Mark was always a GREAT PERSON and a GREAT CLASSMATE. He will be terribly missed. R.I.P Classmate.

Shannon Sandifer Wald

January 8, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hare family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Mark and I grew up together, were classmates and graduated together in β€˜83. I’d not seen him in many years, unfortunately, but will always remember him as a very special person, highly intelligent with a kind, gentle heart, hardworking and respected by all. I recall how devoted he was to his little brother, Kevin, how proud he seemed of him- I can imagine their bond was very special. I hope you find great comfort in knowing Mark is now with both his earthly father and his heavenly Father. πŸ™

Chryel Douga

January 8, 2021

Mark was our go to guy when anyone of us at City Hall had a technical problem. We always said β€œMark what would we do without you?” We never imagined losing you so soon. Such wonderful memories made, I will miss you so much. My prayers are with the family. May G_D comfort you during this time.