Mark D. Horton

Mark D. Horton, 71, of Parsons died Friday morning, March 20, 2020, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1949, in San Saba, Texas, to George Wilborn Horton Jr. and Betty Lee (Martin) Horton. Mark grew up in Texas and attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Central High School in San Angelo, Texas. For a short time he attended school in Parsons. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971.

Mark worked at Ethicon (a division of Johnson and Johnson) in San Angelo, Texas, as a master surgical needle maker until his retirement.

He loved his friends and enjoyed spending time with them, playing golf and was an avid Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Longhorns fan. He was a member of Parsons Elks Lodge No. 527.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Horton of Parsons; his sister, Patrice Horton of Parsons; an uncle, Jack Martin of Parsons; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Parsons Elks Lodge No. 527 and may be left at or mailed to Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. 

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