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Mark Blaylock

September 27, 1956 — December 8, 2019

Born in Chicago, IL on September 27, 1956 Departed on December 8, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Memorial Mass: St. John Vianney Catholic ChurchWednesday December 18, 2019 10:00am
Mark Anthony Blaylock

Born in Chicago, IL on September 27, 1956

Departed on December 8, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Memorial Mass: St. John Vianney Catholic Church Wednesday December 18, 2019 10:00am

Mark Anthony Blaylock, age 63 of Gallatin, TN, passed away December 8, 2019. Mr. Blaylock was born September 27, 1956. He is preceded in death by his father, John Lester Blaylock and brother, John Lester Blaylock, Jr. He is survived by wife of 30 years, Laura Blaylock; mother, Lucy Blaylock; brother, Alessandro Blaylock; aunt, Patsy Beasley; aunt and uncle, Tim and Lynder Blaylock; several nieces and nephews.

Mark played acoustic guitar and was a music minister. He was a long-term member of Lion's International and did ten missions to Mexico. He was very interested in astronomy traveling to Florida to view Haley's Comet. He loved his garden and grew citrus trees that were acquired in Florida. Mark read books, worked crosswords in ink and loved dogs. He sailed Lake Michigan on their sailboat "Mostly Harmless." Mark and Laura celebrated 30 wedding anniversaries on the water.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 18th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church with Father Stephen Gideon as celebrant. Inurnment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Later, there will be a Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Reception Center at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, TN.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Red Cross, 2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

9 Comments Aimee Birdwell December 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

Mark was such a sweet soul. I am deeply honored and blessed to have known him. He was a blessing in my life, and I will forever carry him in my heart. I worked with both of them for 6 years and they are wonderful, caring people. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period.

Nathan Miller December 13, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

Such a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. Mark was a great man that anyone who met him would have been touched by his kindness and compassion. I am proud to have known him and to be able to call him my friend.

Cathy and Bruce Anderson December 16, 2019 at 12:09 am - Reply

Mark will be missed by his neighbors from indiana. My condolences to Laura and your family. He had the warmest heart and a smile we will always remember.

Bruce and Cathy Anderson December 16, 2019 at 12:20 am - Reply

We will never forget Mark and Laura they welcomed us into the neighborhood Valpo we have a lot of great memories,Brierwood open will always stand out. Love you Laura very sorry to hear about Mark.

Lorri and Dean Kilavos December 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

Laura, Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family on Mark’s passing. We have many fond memories of you both over the years as neighbors in Valparaiso. Sincerely, Lorri and Dean Kilavos

Ed Gordon December 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm - Reply

Laura. We convey our deepest condolences to you. Janice and I have many memories of Mark and you sailing and enjoying social gatherings. Please reach out to us sometime in the future. We miss you both. Ed & Janice.

Vicki Smith Blaylock Hegyi December 27, 2019 at 3:51 am - Reply

Although Mark and I were only married less than 5 years he will always be remembered as a part of the Smith Family. We were all so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My mom is devastated as she loved him like a son. RIP sweet Mark. Deepest condolences to Laura and his family.

Mark & Pam Fedor January 5, 2020 at 11:16 pm - Reply

Mark was an awesome gentleman. We have really missed him here at St. Teresa’s. Rest easy my friend. God is going to love your easy smile.

Brandi Winfrey January 11, 2020 at 1:56 pm - Reply

Such a kind hearted person who touched so many lives ! This world will so miss your sweet personality and giving spirit. Rest in peace friend

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