Mark Donald Nodurfth, 66 year old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away at home after an extended illness on October 3, 2020. Mark was born August 4,1954 in Wichita, Kansas to Martin Elmer Nodurfth and Opal Virginia Millard Nodurfth Rush McCain. Mark married Carla Pearson Nodurfth on July 18, 1981 and together they have two boys, Matt and Josh. Mark received an associate degree from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri & electrical and maintenance certification from Okmulgee Tech and began his career in Cody, Wyoming rewinding motors. Looking for a warmer climate, he moved to Houston, TX.
Mark worked for Houston Power & Light as a precipitator specialist for coal burning plants. He traveled to every state doing inspections, except Hawaii! He got tired of traveling and went to work for Central Power & Light as an electrician and working foreman of electrical and instrumentation in Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas, where he and Carla first raised their boys, The family moved back to Siloam Springs in 1994. His career ended at Allen Canning Co. Mark was affiliated with Nicodemus Community Church. He loved to tinker, attend auctions, experiment and invent things. Mark was very accomplished with his hands and mind; he could build or fix anything in his imagination.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Susan and Karen.
Mark is survived by Carla and their two sons; Joshua James Nodurfth and wife Allicia, grandson, Corey Nathaniel of Russellville, AR; Matthew Ryan Nodurfth and partner Maegan Cowan of San Francisco, California; brother, Martin Elmer Nodurfth, Jr, (Marty) of White Hall, AR; nephew T.C. Nodurfth and wife Molly Keckhaver of Little Rock, AR; niece Kelly Nodurfth and fiance Josh Greenwood of Hong Kong; and Mother-in-law, Barbara Johnson Pearson of Siloam Springs, AR.
An outside drop-in memorial service will be held Saturday, October 24 from 11-2 at their home, 20054 Nicodemus Church Road, Siloam Springs. Feel free to come by, share memories, and visit a bit. Social distancing will be in place. Please wear your own masks. If you wish to make donations in Mark’s name, please remember Gideons International, and American Diabetes Association.
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