Mark Allen Hardin passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, OK. Mark was born November 14, 1963 and was only 54 years old at the time of his passing. He was the only son of Doris Hardin.
Mark graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1983 and remained close friends with many of his classmates.
Mark had accepted the Lord and was baptized at Eastpoint Christian Church in Muskogee in 1991.
Mark was forced to retire early from Advance Workzone Services as a traffic control supervisor due to a major stroke in July 2013. He suffered another small stroke in September 2016. Even though Mark was left with a debility, he always had such a positive outlook on life, always smiling, laughing, and always had a way with words. He had a saying “Keep Rockin the Free World” that his sisters would joke to him about. Mark was also an avid college football fan and enjoyed watching the Oklahoma Sooners play. On Thursday, December 7, 2017 Mark was admitted back to the hospital after suffering multiple TIA’s, and after a Code Blue, he did not recover. Because Mark was such a giving and loving man even in his death he continues to bring hope to others by the gift of giving of himself to Life-Share of Oklahoma.
Mark leaves to cherish his memory his only daughter, Shelby Bishop; sisters, Sue Grannon, Shari Hoffman, Sandra Severson, and Debra Clark; aunt, Gail Ferguson; uncle, Charles McCauley; nephew, Roger Carter, Jr.; niece, Alyson Clark; great-niece, Presley Long; special friend, Kimberly Bales; and life-long friends, Wes Savage and Larry Cagle.
Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Hardin; uncle, Sammy Hardin; grandmother, Mary Walker; and great-grandmother, Bonnie Scoggins.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee with Brother Tommy Honeycutt officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Savage, Larry Cagle, Tim Carney, Kyle Odell, and David Todd. Interment will follow at a later date at Elm Grove Cemetery.