Mark A. Harding

January 21, 1956 ‒ February 12, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Mark A. Harding, age 53 of Delaware died suddenly early Thursday morning, February 12, 2009 in Hilliard from injuries received in a work related accident.

He was born on January 21, 1956 in Columbus and was preceded in death by parents: Jerry and Roseann (Baker) Harding. A 1974 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School, he was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. He worked as a truck driver for TransForce in Columbus. He was just about to finish his shift, working as a “yard dog”, maneuvering truck trailers when the accident occurred. Mark worked at various hubs for TransForce and was currently working at MARS a division of Kal Kan Foods in Hilliard.

An active member of Grace United Methodist Church, he served as head usher and was a member of the social committee, MOG Men of Grace, Pioneer Club, and was a former trustee. He was a member of the Redman Lodge Elk Tribe No. 112. Mark collected clowns and enjoyed fishing and camping, under any star and on any body of water. Skeet shooting and rabbit hunting were also favorite pastimes.

Well loved because of his warm heart and willingness to help anyone. Faithful to his church and family, he will be remembered for his generous ways.

Most proud of his family; especially his children and grandchildren, he is survived by his wife of almost 28 years: Nora (Ford), Daughters: Becky (Philip) Smith of Mt. Gilead, Tammy (Patrick) Beall of Galion, Loretta (Matthew) Decker of Delaware, Elizabeth Harding of Delaware, Grandchildren: Rachael, Aryka, Melaine, Allysen, Dyaln, Hailey, Silas, and River, Sister: Sabrina Harding, Brothers: Keith (Lori) Harding of New Port Richey, FL, Chris Warner of Melbourne, FL, Dana (Kim) Davis of Ostrander, and biological father Gary Warner of Worthington.

Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR36), Delaware, where Redmen Lodge Elk Tribe No. 112 services will follow at 5:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held Monday 4:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., Delaware with Rev. David Carter officiating.

In lieu of flowers his family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pioneer Club at Grace United Methodist Church.

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