Mark David Read, 56, of Pampa, Texas, fell asleep at his home to wake up in the presence of his Almighty Maker on Friday, August 19, 2022. On December 18, 1965, his arrival was an early Christmas gift to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Read.
He was born in California, grew up in Montana, migrated to Midland, Skellytown and eventually to Pampa 10 years ago. Shortly after arriving in Pampa, he met his future bride, Deanna Dosher and following an eight-year courtship, they married on October 13, 2021. Together, the two were a dynamic duo. Being best friends and soulmates, they were practically inseparable. They started MDR Concrete and worked side by side. Mark taught Deanna all the tricks of the trade and wasn’t afraid to try new techniques or venture out and make up his own designs. He was remarkably talented and creative and used those qualities to his advantage in his endeavors.
“He is what he did” is how Deanna often described Mark. He was loud, rough and hard, but nonetheless, he had a wonderful heart and kind disposition that he kept hidden behind his Ol’ Bear persona. Blessed with a great sense of humor, he kept Deanna on her toes. He loved fishing, strummin’ his banjo and enjoying family.
Beneath the tough exterior, Mark had a personal relationship with God and talked to Him daily. Often times, he and Deanna weren’t sure how things were going to work out, but it never failed, after Mark and God had a talk, things fell into place!
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother.
Left to mourn him are his devoted wife, Deanna Read of Pampa; son, Justin Hetherwick of Gilmore, TX; daughter, Kymberlee Wheeler and husband Dakota of Amarillo; father and mother-in-law, Danny and Linda Dosher of Amarillo; brother-in-law, Danny Dosher and wife Renea of Amarillo; sisters-in-law, Debbie Kidd and husband Dale of Noble, OK, Donna Callahan and husband Pat of Amarillo; niece, Jessica Read of California and nephew, Mason Kidd.
Celebration of Life Memorial services are pending at this time. Please sign up for notifications to be updated with service details as they become available. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home, 303 N. Frost Street.