Mark D. Barnes
January 01, 1969 ‒ November 15, 2015
Formerly of Hilliard, Ohio
Mark D. Barnes, age 46, of Delaware and formerly Hilliard, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, November 14, 2015 at his home.
He was born January 1, 1969 in Alliance, Ohio the son of David Barnes and Diane (Albert) Stauffer.
Mark was a graduate of Alliance High School in the class of 1987 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio.
On February 11, 2005 in Biddeford, Maine he married Rebecca M. Donaldson. Together they brought beautiful Lillie Mae into this world. Now 2 ½ , she and her daddy would pray together every night. Mark was a wonderful husband and father to Rebecca and Lillie.
While Mark’s paying job was that of a 2nd Tier Technical Support Technician for Apple, his true calling was that of a sound engineer. He ran sound for many events in the Friends Church Community, at New Life in Biddeford, Maine for 5 years and finally he brought his talents to the Vineyard of Delaware County where he operated their sound board for 3 years until he became ill.
Mark’s mother Diane will always remember that he gave his life to the Lord at 8 and never strayed. He truly believed and lived, “the Lord is my strength, I shall not want”.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Rebecca and their daughter Lillie Mae of Delaware; his mother Diane Stauffer of Delaware; and his brother Christopher Alan Stauffer of Alliance.
He was preceded in death by his father, David and his brother Jonathan Michael Stauffer.
A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Vineyard of Delaware County, 1001 W Cherry St, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ugift529.com code Q8S-598 to assist with Lillie’s future schooling.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mark’s family. Condolences and special memories may be shared with family at snyderfuneralhomes.com