Mark Alan Wilson

Mark Alan Wilson, of Lawrence, Kansas unexpectantly left his home here and went to heaven on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born May 24, 1957 in Escondido, California.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Anne Lange Wilson; his children, Lyle Edward Wilson; Cassandra Joyce Elizabeth Sparks; and J.A. Victor Wilson. He is survived also by seven grandchildren, his sister Karla Gutel, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ and many other friends.

He is proceeded in death by his mother Betty Wilson, sister Sharon, brother Timothy, and niece Taryn.

Mark enjoyed life to the fullest and found enjoyment in whatever he was doing. Anyone who knew him knew that he loved baseball. He enjoyed umpiring games and was an avid Dodger fan. He was also an accountant, credentialed minister, school bus driver, husband, father, uncle, grandpa, foster parent, truck driver and devoted friend. Mark did not meet a stranger and finding ways to help people was his passion. Whether he was helping celebrate a child’s birthday, offering words of encouragement to a friend over lunch, sewing a quilt for a new baby, or driving by to say hello during these COVID months, giving from his heart became his life.

Mark’s body will be available for viewing, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11:00 am ~ 7:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, only 45 people are allowed inside the mortuary at one time and social distancing and masks are required. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery. With social distancing in place, and masks being required, family and friends are welcome to stand near the graveside or listen to the service from their vehicles on the radio station 89.7 FM provided by Warren-McElwain Mortuary

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mark’s name to Vintage Church of Lawrence or Family Promise of Lawrence and may be sent care of the mortuary, 120 W 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.


12 Condolences

  1. Karla D Gutel on October 23, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    I loved Mark and was glad to have him as my brother. His death leaves a hole in my life. I will miss the phone calls, text messages, and Facebook interactions with him. I look forward to the day when we meet again in heaven. My love and prayers are with Patti, Lyle, Cassie, and Victor. May God bring his family love, comfort, and peace.

  2. Elizabeth Roberts -Bettyanne on October 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Patti , as well as the entire Wilson family.

  3. Patricia Honeycutt on October 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    To the entire Wilson Family:. I am praying that God will comfort you during your time of great loss! It was such a shock to hear Mark had passed on but I know he is certainly on a better place! Love and prayers to you all

  4. Sharon Davis Ceja on October 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    My sincere sympathies to Patti and and Mark’s children as well as all of his family. Mark was a kind, fun loving soul. We attended Cerritos Assembly many years together. Good memories! What an incredible reunion is coming!

  5. Melissa Wick on October 23, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Patti- so sorry for your loss. The swiftness of life is breathtaking and the suddenness of Mark’s passing has shocked everyone, we your friends and family , will be your rock.

  6. Jim Gutel on October 23, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    We are shocked and grief-stricken to hear of Mark’s sudden passing.

    Patti, we will be praying for you in the days ahead that God will comfort you and give you His peace.

    Lyle, Cassie, and Victor, we will be praying for you as well that God will comfort you.

    Thank God for the hope we have that one day we will all be together in heaven.

  7. Dave and Anne Daniel on October 24, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Loved the short time we got to know you Mark, the happiness you gave our cousin Patty, smiles from your posts , genuine goodness from your heart will be everlasting,
    See you again someday my friend,
    Check in at times with us mortals down here ????????????????

  8. Lorraine Davis on October 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    My Deepest Condolences to Marks Wife Patti , his children and his entire Family…????????????????

  9. Mel Nichols on October 24, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I loved seeing Mark at the gym pushing himself to continue to improve. He always had a smile and always said hello. He will be greatly missed!

  10. Marta Rosser on October 26, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Patti im so sorry to hear of this..Mark was a friend on facebook and was always so nice ..Im heart broken! I will be praying for you.

  11. Belinda Wiley on October 27, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    My condolences to you all. Mark was inspiring,funny, kind, loved god and his country. Most of all he lived life and loved his family. He will be missed. He’s must surely an angel in heaven.

  12. Maylen Trujillo on November 6, 2020 at 12:49 am

    My condolences to Patty and Mark’s kids and family. Mark was a kind soul and he will be greatly missed. May God have him on his glory.

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