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“We knew the Waggoner family when we all lived in Anthony, New Mexico where both Claron and Bob taught at Gadsden High School. Our four children and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Hatler - Sedona, AZ

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my deepest condolences. May God help you through this painful time. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: John DeFeo - Milford, CT

“While I worked with Mark for several years, I consider him more friend than colleague. He was a great friend, insightful, calm and supportive. Mark...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill DesPres - Lawrenceville, GA

“Mark loved his family deeply. I'll miss seeing how his face would light up when he spoke of you. He was a friend, a prayer partner and someone who...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Bolton - Houston, TX

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Mark touched lives in ways he didnt even know, in my short time of knowing him...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Lacalle - Blue Ridge, TX

“Rest in God's peace. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Lowery - Richardson, TX

“Well miss Mark so much. He was such a wonderful man. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: The Heckerts - Neighbor

“Well miss Mark so much. He was such wonderful man. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: The Heckerts - Neighbor

“We did not know Mark but were dear friends of Holli's parents. We live in Minnesota but have a daughter who lived in McKinney, TX for a number of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Loren & Beverly Steven - MN


Mark Leslie Waggoner passed away on June 30, 2020 in McKinney, TX. Mark was born in Las Vegas, NM on October 15th , 1963 and grew up in Socorro, NM. He further attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.

He was many things to many people. A loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He had an intelligent and patient mind and spent over 30 years working in various leadership positions in the risk insurance field where his natural talent of solving problems meshed well with his strong interpersonal skills. Throughout his career, he enjoyed teaching safety courses to a diverse stakeholder group and was active in continuing education with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

His bright engineering mind enjoyed building Lego sets, listening to loud music, watching movies, driving around in his Jeep Cherokee or old Monte Carlo, climbing, exploring, and enjoying the mandatory cup of coffee each day. More importantly, he was often a sounding board for the people that knew him best as he would patiently listen and offer advice. His family loved him dearly as he made sure to always tell you two things at the end of every conversation: that he loved you and was proud of you.

Mark is survived by his wife: Holli (Glassel) Waggoner; his parents: Claron and Sharon Waggoner; children: Ryan (Jaclyn), Patrick (Avilia), Katie, and Rebecca; grandchildren: Colin, Brynn, and Cade; siblings: Michael (Merlinda), Brenda (Wilson), and Laura (Vernon); nieces and nephews: Helen (Adam), David (Sarah), Kendra (Anthony), Gene (Breanna), Jacob, and Kristin; great nieces and nephews: Aurelia, Anthony Jr., Paxton, Payson.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claron Sr. and Helen Waggoner and Leslie and Hazel Hicks of Socorro, NM.

Services are Monday, July 6th, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, TX. Viewing is at 10AM followed by the funeral at 11AM. Burial at Blue Ridge
Cemetery.