Obituary of Mark Lewis Lindsey
Mark Lewis Lindsey, 60, of Lumberton, Texas went to be with his Savior on June 5, 2019. Mark was a 15 year brain cancer survivor. When diagnosed in 2004, he often said that in either life or death, he “would win either way.”
Mark was born December 13, 1958 to B.C. and Charlene Lindsey of Vidor, Texas. Mark graduated as the top male graduate from Vidor High School in 1977. In high school, Mark served as the president of the Junior Engineering Technological Society and the National Honor Society. One of Mark’s early loves was basketball, and he excelled in his athletic career being selected to the All District team for two years and winning the varsity scoring title his senior year of high school.
Mark earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University and graduated with honors in 1981. While at Lamar, he was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering fraternity. In his professional career, he worked for several engineering companies in the Southeast Texas area, finally retiring from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Mark was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and shared his love of hunting, fishing, and being outside with his friends and family. He was a hard worker and dedicated to doing an excellent job in any project. Along with Lamar University, Mark loved Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin University.
The most significant event in Mark’s life came when, as a boy with his family in their home, he trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior. His relationship with Jesus enabled him to be strong in the Lord through his battle with cancer. Mark was a deacon at First Baptist Church Lumberton and loved serving his Savior there. Many of his friends from church were gracious companions in caring for Mark as his health declined.
Mark is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and brother Larry.
He is survived by his wife Connie Moore Lindsey of 29 years; sons Curtis Lindsey and wife Jennifer of Spring, Garret Lindsey and wife Pamela of Atascocita, and Travis Lindsey of San Antonio; brother Kevin Lindsey and wife Carol of Lumberton; step-mother Phyllis Lindsey of Vidor; sister-in-law Winona Lindsey of Beaumont; 3 grandchildren, Grace, Elizabeth, and Mark; and several special nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation at First Baptist Church Lumberton on Friday, June 7 from 5:00-7:00pm. A funeral service for Mark will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 8 at First Baptist Church Lumberton followed by a burial service at 4:00pm at Christian Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful caretakers at Lenrose Place and Harbor Hospice.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions could be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Brain Cancer Association, or the First Baptist Church Lumberton building fund.