Mark W. Toot

February 01, 1953 ‒ August 08, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Mark W. Toot, age 64, of Mount Gilead, passed away Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on February 1, 1953, in Mount Gilead, to the late Francis P. and Ruth E. (Bonham) Toot. Mark graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1971.

Mark enjoyed working at HPM for the 13 years he was able to. After HPM closed their doors, Mark began driving trucks for CPS and LPP Paving.

After 14 years of being together, Mark married Melinda C. (Conley) Newsome. The two were united on December 23, 2005.

Over the years Mark has enjoyed his memberships in the local V.F.W. and AmVets. He also enjoyed riding his Harley, OSU Football, NASCAR, and a refreshing can or more of Natural Light beer. The hunt for a bargain left Mark scouring every garage sale he passed or auction he was informed of. Mark always had a joke to tell and often an elaborate story to share. While a jack of all trades, Mark wasn’t necessarily the master of many but he always gave it his best shot. Most importantly, Mark enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Melinda; children: Cindy (Mark) Crum of Cardington, Kerry (Joel) Delavarn of Mount Gilead, Cori (Jeff) Barker of Cardington, Joey Newsome of Cardington, Tina (Jeff) Millisor of Marion, and Larry Newsome of Mount Gilead; grandchildren: Keith and Kolton Marcum, Trent Crum, Brandon and Bryson Parker, Kelsey and Jeffrey Barker, Cody, Shaylyn, Haley, and Whitney Newsome, Kayla and Caden Millisor; great grandchildren: Ashton and Addie Mae Marcum; a sister, Sandy (Rich) Sautter of Galion; and his beloved four legged son, Biscuit.

His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead) Services celebrating his life will be held there on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Rivercliff Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County and/or to the Morrow County Veterans Service Office.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Mark’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Cori, Family and extended family, I was saddened to hear of your loss.
    Deepest Condolences.

  • Just can’t say that I’m sorry enough for the Toot family. Will have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending sympathy to the Toot family and prayers that you find strength in each other to get through your time of grief. I didn’t know Mark, but I do know Kerry and her boys Brandon and Bryson my heart goes out to you all. I will keep you all in my prayers. R.I.P Mark

  • My heart goes out to all of Toots family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP TOOT Enjoy your enternal life Keep them all laughing You will truly be missed.

  • Cori and extended family,
    Thinking of you with caring thoughts and deepest condolences. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make calling hours. More than anything, Cori, I wanted to give you a hug.
    You’re in my thoughts.

  • Melinda and family I am so sorry on your family loss. God bless and comfort you all and remember God is with you always, Mark is forever in your hearts.

  • He was one of a kind, there will never be another and he will never be forgotten, Rest in peace my friend!

  • Melinda and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Melinda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. Love, Deb & Brad Breedlove

  • To the family,
    I didn’t know Mark only through my brother Rick Van Schoyck. Some of the things he told about him was funny. They were good friends and BUDDIES in crime and drinking bubs.
    Sorry about your loss.
    My brother Rick is very ill also.

  • Girls, Melinda, and Tina,

    From my family to yours…..God Bless !!

    Bet my Ron and Mark are smiling when they saw each other..

  • Melinda and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Mark. I will be keeping you and the kids and grandkids in my prayers for sure.
    Love you all

  • Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Mark was a wonderful person and a dear friend of John’s. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace in heaven Mark. Have a great time with John, Bud Harvey, Craig Snyder, Terry Rush, and John March.

  • I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers.
    Toot was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

  • Melinda, Kerry and Joel and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God give you peace! RIP Toot! Ernie and Eldonna McKinniss

  • I have nothing but wonderful and “never a dull moment” kind of memory’s when I think of mark…rest in peace my friend

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was such a good guy. You couldn’t be around him without leaving without a smile. RIP Mark, prayers for the family. Love you, Melinda

  • I knew Mark and his mom Ruth for many years. Loved them both. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be missed by many.

  • So very sorry to hear this. I went to school with Mark. He always had a smile and a joke…a good guy!

  • Golden days of youth…Mark’s back yard during Fair week was the best way to “sneak” into the fair, saving our pennies for fries and treats. I haven’t seen him since graduating, yet good kids generally become good adults – he’ll enter Heaven through the main gate.