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Mark Edward Goolsby
August 3, 1959 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Mark Edward Goolsby, 64, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away at his home in Nacogdoches on October 26, 2023. Services will be held at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Crispin Bradsher officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.
Mark was born on August 3, 1959, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Lloyd Benjamin and Claudia (Blackburn) Goolsby. Mark graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1978. He then attended Panola Junior College followed by Stephen F. Austin State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1982. Afterwards, Mark moved to Houston and was employed by the City of Houston as a chemist in the wastewater treatment and management department, retiring after 23 years.
Mark was a kind and gentle person who loved animals and people of all cultures. He loved to watch sports and you could always count on him for a quick pun or as a partner in dominoes or any other board game.
Mark was a devout Christian. He received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior as a young adult and faithfully attended several churches during his lifetime. He felt a special calling to missions.
He is survived by his sister, Tammye Marshall and husband Russell of Mabank, Texas; niece, Jordan Costlow and husband Zach of Centennial, Colorado; nephews, Griffin Marshall of Weatherford, Texas; Landon Marshall and wife Ashley of New York, New York; Alden Marshall of Denver, Colorado; great nieces, Emma Costlow of Centennial, Colorado and Colby Marshall of Weatherford, Texas; special friend, Arie Ann Baker and many other friends and loved ones.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents and his great niece Hannah Costlow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a Christian mission organization of your choice.