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.
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