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Mark Douglas Blalock

May 18, 1955 –
 May 15, 2022

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Mark Douglas Blalock passed away May 15, 2022, after finishing his battle with congestive heart failure. He was at home, surrounded by his wife, daughter, son-in-law, brother, sister, and brother and sister-in-law.

Mark was born in Stamford, New York, on May 18, 1955, to Eddie and Suzanne Blalock. He was the youngest of four children.

Mark grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as San Antonio, Texas, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Upon graduating high school, Mark attended Oklahoma City University and went on to work with his father and two of his siblings in a family-owned business, EBA.

His experience at EBA led him to work at Devtec and later TLD, which he retired from in 2020.

Mark enjoyed spending most of his time with his family and his mornings with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He married his lovely wife, Laura, in 1989, and had one daughter, Sydney.

He immensely enjoyed fly fishing wherever (and whenever) he could with his daughter and close friends; traveling; music; any kind of clever gadget; spending time at Lake Texoma and his pool; and grilling a nice steak.

Mark will be remembered for his bright smile, calm confidence, sense of humor, wisdom, and leadership. He is survived by his sister, older brother, wife, daughter, and soon-to-arrive grandson. He will be immeasurably missed.

Please leave the family condolences and/or share memories on this website.

Services to honor Marks legacy will be held 10:00 am Friday May 20th,2022

North Dallas Funeral Home

2710 Valley View Lane

Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

15 Thoughts on Mark Douglas Blalock
    Pat Shelton
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was a kind hearted soul who loved his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He was very attentive when people talked to him. Have known Mark a long time, especially during the time when he was going thru his cancer treatments. He was loved by everyone. He had a beautiful sense of humor. Mark, you will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Rose
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was the proverbial Gentleman with the best smile with the most gentle soul ever! I am deeply saddened and shaken to hear he has passed.
    To the family, my heartfelt condolences. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Don and Dee and the Dream Team
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    We are truly humbled, honored and blessed to count Mark as our friend and for him to have been in our lives. Thank you Laura for your hospitality during this most difficult time. His wisdom and spirit will live on in each of us.

    Andy Franco
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark we’ve known you since early 2000 when we went to VVCC and the wives became close and so did we husbands. I’m addition Sydney got to know our Grand daughter Kate at Kids of the Kingdom at VVCC. Going to miss you at the annual Christmas dinner at Seasons 52. Rest assured we will stay close with Laura. Rest in peace my dear brother.

    Mark Garlasco
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark has left an indelible mark on all who knew him at TLD as a person who consistently strove to do the right thing in every situation and was universally appreciated by colleagues and our customers. He was trusted by all and regularly sought out for his advice.
    Even in the most difficult situations he remained his truly warm self. He will be missed but never forgotten.

    Laura
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark, Sydney and I were so incredibly blessed by your visits during his time at home. The love and relationship you guys had with him was truly an inspiration and we were so humbled that you all came into town to see him. Love You Guys – Laura

    Bobby & Donna McMillen
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was such a gentle soul with a beautiful smile. We were blessed to know him. Our hearts are broken for your family in your loss. But, we have the blessed assurance that Mark is at peace with our Lord. You have the assurance that the day will come when you will be reunited for eternity. Our love and prayers to Laura, Sydney, and all of Mark’s family. He was a dear man.

    Bobby & Donna McMillen
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was a gentle soul with a beautiful smile. We count it a blessing to have known him. Our hearts are broken for your loss. We have the blessed assurance that Mark is in the presence of our Lord. You have the assurance that one day you will be reunited for all of eternity. Our love and prayers go out to Laura, Sydney, and all of Mark’s family. Mark was a dear man who loved his family.

    Norma Rhea Shields
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was a wonderful Father and Man of God. He always was so supportive of everything his family did. I am blessed to have known him.

    Love and Prayers will continue for Laura and Sydney

    Brian Whitlow
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark impacted my life in so many ways both professionally and personally. I was truly blessed to have his influence in my life!

    Linda and Ray
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was a strong believer in the Lord. He had a great appreciation for God’s creation, especially the lakes and beautiful rivers. He gained great peace of mind from sitting on a rock, leaning back against a tree, and listening to the river flow. He was dearly loved by his family and friends. He will be missed.

    Linda and Ray
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Mark was a strong believer in our Lord. He had great appreciation for God’s creation, especially his lakes and beautiful rivers. He gained great peace of mind sitting on a rock, leaning back against a tree and listening to the river flow. He was dearly loved by his family and friends. He will be missed.

    Jean and Larry
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    First as couples then as families, we have shared over 30 years with Mark and Laura. We have wonderful memories of being together for casual home poolside parties and special holiday traditions . We loved Mark for his talent for storytelling, his easy laugh and his great heart. We will think of him often and miss him always.

    Frank O’Connor
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Just heard, sorry for your loss. We will miss his smiling face at the Ponderosa CG

    Trish Ross (McIntosh)
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Laura, I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s home going. Nancy Higgs told me today. It’s been a long, long time since I had seen Mark, but I always remember his awesome smile and what a fighter he was when he first came to Royal Haven. You and Mark were a wonderful love story and you and your family are in my prayers.

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands

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