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Mark Donice Varnado

June 13, 1970 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 51)




The world lost a shining light, the community lost a pillar, and we lost our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend when Mark Donice Varnado, 51, of Mont Belvieu, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in Houston.

Mark was born June 13, 1970, in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, to parents; Charles, Sr. and Emma Faye Corkern Varnado. Much of Mark’s youth was spent growing up in Hankamer, TX and he’s been a resident of Mont Belvieu, TX for the past 25 years.  He was a 1988 graduate of Anahuac High School and later received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  Mark has always had an aptitude for working on computers and was employed as an IT professional for West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA).  In addition, Mark enjoyed his “side gig” as a DJ, owner & operator of Mark’s Mobile Music.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteered often with Helping Hands through his church and many other volunteer opportunities. 

Mark seemed to always have a smile and a kind word for everyone and truly loved helping people.  He loved spending time with his family and friends and he also enjoyed music and sharing with everyone his wacky socks.

Mr. Varnado was preceded in death by his father, wife:  Carmen Jean Lockridge Varnado, brother:  Brian Varnado, and sister:  Cathy Ann Butler.  He is survived by his wife of nine years:  Heather Davenport Varnado, son:  Chandler Varnado, mother:  Faye Corkern Varnado, sister:  Carolyn Ritchey and husband Tony, brothers:  Charles “Chuck” Varnado, Jr. and wife Leigh, James Darrin Varnado, John Varnado and wife LaVelle, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family will greet family from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home with interment following at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac, TX.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their crazy socks in Mark’s memory.

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September 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crespo and Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services
6123 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521

Funeral Service
September 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Crespo and Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services
6123 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
September 3, 2021

Anahuac Cemetery
1315 FM 563
Anahuac, TX 77514

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