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Obituary For

Mark Close

07/04/1966 - 09/21/2017

Mark Franklin Close, 51, of Ramona, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Mark was born on July 4, 1966 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Kenneth and Carolyn Close.  He grew up in Bartlesville and graduated from Bartlesville High School.  After high school, Mark embarked on a career in roofing.  Later, he opened Mark Close Roofing and Construction serving all Green Country.  Mark Loved God, his family and many hobbies.  He cherished his wife and children.  He loved to hunt, fish, collect guns, and spend time with friends and family.  He was always generous to those in need.  Mark was an Oklahoma Sooners fan.  He loved to sing, and make up silly songs.  Mark was a great cook especially steaks and “special” queso.  Mark was active in the community with local churches and prison ministry.  Mark had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


He is survived by his wife, Kay Close, with whom he shared 21 years of marriage; their two children, Samuel Franklin and Hannah Jae Close, step-daughter, Maggie Dodd; his parents Kenneth Franklin and Carolyn J. (Riff) Close; father & mother-in-law, Wayne and Wanda Cardwell; brother, David Close and wife, Amy; nephew, Derek Close and wife, Sarah; nephews, Dalton and Dylan Close; brother, Jason Close and wife Robin; nephew, John-Michael Cordova-Close; niece, Lauren Close; nephew, Rylee Close; nephew, Andy Close; niece, Sierra Close; nephew, Chase Close; great nephew, Remington Cordova-Close; brother and sister-in-law, Darin and Dee Ridley and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roland and Ruth Riff; Warren and Leona Close, and niece, Richelle Close.

Casket Bearers: Cody Arundell, Josh Arundell, Wayne Moody, Onyx Moody, Tim Osborn and Dandre Broadway.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Miller, Bill Osborn and Curtis Meade officiating. Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.





Video Presentation

"Go Rest High"


Terry Miller

Bill Osborn

Curtis Meade


09/29/2017 07:00 pm
Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


09/29/2017 08:30 pm
White Rose Cemetery
804 West 11th Street
Bartlesville OK 74003


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  • Posted by Randy & Dee Shouse from Perkins, Oklahoma
    Roses are red, Violets are blue. Markster, our brother We will really miss you! (Thought would write you a nice one, since you are in Heaven now...) “nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭ASV‬‬
    09/25/2017 at 01:18am
  • Posted by Robin Close from Greenwood, Indiana
    Mark, you will live on in our hearts and memories. We won't forget your laugh and your attitude of it you're going to do something, do it big. We love you and miss you!
    09/25/2017 at 01:54pm
  • Posted by Jason Close from Greenwood , Indiana
    Roses are red violets are green my brother Jason is really ugly if you know what I mean. I will never forget that one cause we both looked a lot alike man. I am at a complete loss bro I never thought I would get this call and you would be in heaven cracking jokes. I miss you man more than you know my heart is braking but one day wings will both will be taken.
    09/25/2017 at 02:28pm
  • Posted by Andy Close from El Paso, Texas
    This is never going to get easier. You were a great uncle. And a great dad and a great husband. You made us all laugh at the worst of times and we will miss your ridiculous poems. Roses are Red violets are blue. Uncle Mark we will all miss you.
    09/25/2017 at 02:46pm
  • Posted by Lauren Close from Greenwood, Indiana
    Uncle Mark, I'll never forget the sound of your big booming laugh and all the jokes you made. You were funny, loving and always made sure everyone was having a good time. I remember when we were little Uncle Mark and Aunt Kays was the place to be. I'll never forget when y'all welcomed Sammy and then Hannah into the world (finally parents.) You loved them so much and I know you still do. I'll always remember the love in your heart that you had for your kids. It still seems unreal that the earth is now without your presences, trips to Oklahoma won't quite be the same and silly poems and jokes won't be nearly as funny. It's been a really rough year to say the least. You will be missed dearly, but I know you're with Richelle. Tell her I love her and give her one of your big hugs from me. I love you Uncle Mark, until we meet again one day.
    09/25/2017 at 03:07pm
  • Posted by Kimberly Watkins from BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma
    You will be missed by so many brother. I love you with all my heart. Have fun in heaven, we'll see ya when we get there. I'll miss you coming in the restaurant!!!!
    09/25/2017 at 05:27pm
  • Posted by Carolyn Baumgartle from Fishers, Indiana
    Robin - So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family
    09/25/2017 at 08:05pm
  • Posted by Dana Grayson from Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Mark we go way back to Elementary School you was always a funny cool friend of mine not to mention my neighbor i have not seen you in a few years but i never will forget you and you RIH we Shall Meet Again My Friend
    09/25/2017 at 09:30pm
  • Posted by Tammy Larmore from Barlesville, Oklahoma
    Mark, I will miss your smiling face, your humor, your unconditionally love for everyone and everything. The family Reunions will never ever be the same for me with you not there in body !!! Thank you for the many memories, and talks we shared over the years. You are so loved, gone but never forgotten cousin, until I see you again......I LOVE YOU AND ...."SEE YA" TEE
    09/28/2017 at 01:51pm
  • Posted by The Cole Family from Greenwood, Indiana
    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.
    10/14/2017 at 03:56am
  • Posted by Elaine Botelho from Pharr, Texas
    Just learned of Mark's passing. He was always very kind to my late mother, Mrs. Steeley in Dewey. Mark always came with a smile whenever she had a need. My condolences to the family.
    11/07/2017 at 02:05am