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Mark Franklin Close
Jul 4, 1966 - Sep 21, 2017
Posted by Ann Weber

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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 (Riff) 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 of 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. Close; father & mother-in-law, Wayne and Wanda Cardwell 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.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.

Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 Southeast Nowata Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Sept. 27 to Oct. 26, 2017

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