|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1957|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2011|
Overbrook — A gathering to celebrate the life of Mark Allen Rozzell, 53, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at McAlister Cemetery, Dolese Road, Overbrook, Okla.
Mark passed away on June 8, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he had made his home for 15 years. It was a life characterized by friendships and generosity.
Mark was born on August 23, 1957, in Los Angeles, California, to Francis Wayne Rozzell and Billye Jean (Anthony) Myers. The family returned to Ardmore in 1966 and he graduated from Ardmore High School in 1975.
Mark was blessed with creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. He enjoyed working various jobs from waiting tables at Fireside Dining here in Ardmore, at Molly Murphy's in Oklahoma City, and Pelican's in Dallas to being a salesman at Montgomery Wards, Ardmore. He later ran a fruit and veggie stand in Mannsville. He worked in the flower markets in both San Francisco and Honolulu. In Honolulu, he owned and operated Hedgehog Landscaping. He appeared as an extra in the television series "Lost". At the time of his death, he was Operations Manager for the Recycling Center at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
His creativity and generosity most manifested itself in Mark's hospitality. He was so well-regarded for his parties and holiday gatherings that his friends referred to him as "Marka Stewart". He was truly his father's son in his love of preparing and eating good food. Mark was an inveterate collector and fixer-upper and much of his fixing was for his friends. Mark was the person whom one could ask for help who always said yes. He was remembered by his friends at a memorial service at the Honolulu Yacht Club on June 13, 2011, with lots of food and laughter.
Survivors include mother, Billye Jean Myers and husband, Leon of Ardmore; brothers, Billy Wayne Rozzell and wife, Kathy of Lone Grove, David Wayne Rozzell of Ardmore, Travis Wayne Marshall of Miller's Beach, Indiana, and Justin Bruce Marshall of Wilson; sisters, Denise Prince and friend, Danny Hartman of Ardmore, Karen Robertson and husband, Gary of Ardmore, and Teri Marshall of Wilson; uncles Jimmy Rozzell, James Anthony, Jody Anthony and Milton Anthony, all of Ardmore; aunts, Charlotte Turman and Judy Anthony of Ardmore; stepmother, Wilma Rozzell of Wilson; nephews, Keith Beard and wife, Jamie of Ardmore, Blaine Rozzell of Lone Grove, Gus Smith of Dickson, Johnny Robertson of Wilson, and Justin Marshall of Wilson; nieces, Jennifer Woods of Ardmore, Kristi Tibbs and husband, Brock of Wilson, Valerie Betterton and husband, Matt of Gene Autry, and Tricia Marshall of Wilson; great-nephews, Jaden Cohrs, Jamison Cohrs, Phoenix Cohrs and Parker Beard; great-niece, Baylor Tibbs; numerous cousins; and many far-flung friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Rozzell; and his grandparents, Jacob Elgin Rozzell and Mrs. Therilda Elizabeth (Collins) Rozzell and Bill and Vadys Anthony.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.
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Created by: Jack Roberts
Record added: Jun 23, 2011
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