Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Mark D. Thaxton, Sr., 58, passed away, 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Alton on December 22, 1959, he was the son of David Lee and Dorothy (Kiefer) Thaxton.

He had been a salesman for Cheapies Tires.

On June 14, 1991, he married Kelly Hendrix.  She died March 5, 2017

Surviving are sons, Andrew (Heather) Flye, Mark (Maria) Thaxton, Jr., David (Ashley) Thaxton; daughters, Brandy (Keith) Watson, Stephanie Thaxton, Tiffany Osborne; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Mike Thaxton, Ben Wallace; close cousin, Brian Thaxton; and canine companion, "Mugsy".

His parents; wife, brother, David Lee Thaxton, Jr.; and sister, Carla Lee Thaxton preceded in death.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 12:30 - 3 p.m., Sunday, January 14 at the Alton Motor Boat Club.

Private interment will be in Alton City (Lovejoy) Cemetery.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.