Mark Allen Kildow

July 27, 1958 ‒ March 06, 2021

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Adrian, Michigan

Mark Allen Kildow, age 62, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 6, 2021, while doing construction work for a new business venture following a brief illness.

On July 27, 1958, Mark was born in Adrian, Michigan, the middle of five sons of Daphne (West) Kildow Mullins.  He grew up playing in the streets of Adrian with a special group of friends: Mike Abraham, Jimmy Herman, Sam Medina, Terry Potts and Bruce Campbell.  They went everywhere and did everything together.  They remained close even after Mark moved with his family to Marion, Ohio, in 1974, where he graduated from Pleasant High School in the class of 1978.

Mark was a hard working, honest, and simple man, who most will remember from the 5 Points Drive Thru, which he owned and operated for 25 plus years in Marion.  He also had his hands in many other business ventures over the years with family and friends.

A gambling man, Mark loved to go to the casino and a good card game.  He also loved spending time swimming and relaxing by his pool.

Despite his tough exterior that came from growing up in the streets of Adrian, Michigan, Mark had a heart of gold and loved everyone.  He especially loved his children and his entire family and cherished spending time with all of them.

Left to cherish his memory are his two children: Mark (Melissa) Kildow Jr., and Payton Kildow; he has one grandchild on the way he would have loved to meet; his mother, Daphne Mullins; three brothers: Richard “Rick” (Becky) Kildow, Tim Kildow, and Glen “Todd” Kildow; numerous nieces and nephews; three of his five close friends: Sam Medina, Terry Potts, and Bruce Campbell; and countless more dear friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his saint of a grandmother, Thelma Allen; his brother, Jeffrey Kildow, who was killed in a training mission in the military; and two of his close friends: Mike Abraham and Jimmy Herman.

Services honoring Mark’s life will be held at 11 am, on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his graveside in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization Mark was passionate about, Turning Point, 330 Barks Rd W, Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel of Marion, are honored to serve Mark’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • My prayers and deep sympathy to the Kildow family.
    Mark was an important part of my life and I am very thankful for all he gave and what I have learned from knowing him. He was a giver and a worker. He worked hard and played hard. When life was unfair, Mark always got back up and tried again giving his best. He was a great provider. I know it gave him great pleasure to work and give to his family whom he loved so very much. I will always be grateful for being part of the family.

  • Our condolences and prayers go out to Mark Jr. and Melissa Kildow and all the Kildow family.

  • So sorry to here the news Markie. May God be with you and your family at this sad time.

  • My deepest condolences to the family of my dear friend that has always been like a big brother to me. Mark was a big part of our family growing up in Adrian Michigan. He Mike Jimmy and Sammy were thick as thieves. I could go on for days with the stories of days gone by. But I’m sure most of you that loved him have heard them all. Until we meet again Mark, love always

  • Mabe and I have heartfelt sadness for your loss.
    We honor his life with fond memories.
    He was a hard working man with true grit.
    That special smile he had was one of a kind.
    He will be forever in our hearts.

  • Mark was always so happy to visit Richard Abraham’s home where I lived also. Mark is the kind of guy you just couldn’t help loving. He treated me like a brother and I appreciated that since I never had one.
    Mark, you are in great company now and we all whom you touched will be with you soon enough!
    God has Blessed You and I Prayed Mightily for my Friend. Give Mike and Jimmy a hug from me!
    Interceed for us All!

  • My heart is aching for the whole Kildow family and I pray for them all. If you were lucky enough to know Mark you know that tough guy exterior held a caring, gentle and sensitive man with in. I will cherish the memories of fun times! Until we meet again my friend, rest easy.

  • Dear Mark and Family, you have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers. May God give Peace .

  • Condolences & much love to his family. ❤️
    I pass the Marion sign & always think of you:(
    So very shocked at the news. Special friend I will miss our messaging. Go blue!

  • Mark and family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss! Praying for God’s peace through this difficult time!!

  • Condolences for Mark’s family. He was always smiling laughing& joking. He was a great friend to my brother Terry Potts & often at our home. He will be missed. He joins two friends Mike & Jimmy.

  • Prayers for your family & friends. You died the same day and month ( Mar. 6th) as one of your best friends and my son, Jimmy Herman, only 29 years later. Give Terry & Jimmy a big hug for me. Love and miss you Mark.