Mark S. Thomas
April 14, 1953 ‒ October 13, 2021
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Mark S. Thomas, 68, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Knox Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 14, 1953 and lived his whole life in Mount Vernon.
Mark graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1971. After graduation he spent time pursuing his passion of playing music, performing with several bands throughout the years, the most notable being Sweet Revenge. Mark’s other passion was caring for others which lead him to his career in nursing beginning in 1994 continuing until his retirement in 2019. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and a lifetime H.O.G member.
In 1997 he met the love of his life, Candy (Couch) Thomas and together they spent 24 years in love and laughter.
Mark was a special soul, he brought joy and laughter to everyone around him. He always had a silly joke or funny story to lighten any situation and would wrap you up in the tightest bear hug you’ve ever had.
Mark is survived by his wife, Candy Thomas; son Christopher (Debbie) Hicks; daughter, Cassandra Hoeflich; son-in-law, Casey Hoeflich; grandchildren, Leia, Aria and Mason Hoeflich; stepchildren, Donald Marofsky, Christopher Marofsky, Tiffany Massie, Joshua Graham and Sarah Graham; brothers, John (Cheryl) Mauler, Jonathan Mauler and Kelly “Boomer” McMurtry; sisters, Paula Mauler Powell and Amanda Mauler; many special nieces, nephews, and friends that he considered his family.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Mearl and Eloise Thomas; his father, John Mauler; his mother, Marjorie McMurtry; brother, Bill McMurtry; sister, Vicky Mauler Watson; and a brother-in-law, Tony Watson.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that family and friends wear causal attire to the visitation and funeral in honor of Mark’s love for Harley Davidsons, Cleveland Browns, the Fredericktown Freddies and Rock n Roll music.
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