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Mark Timothy Reese

October 5, 1970 — October 12, 2022


Mark Timothy Reese was born October 5, 1970 in Seminole, OK to Preston and Thelma Reese.  He was the baby of eight children.  Mark graduated from Seminole High School and attended the University of Oklahoma.  He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Larry Payne.  Mark loved to cook.  He also loved spending time with family, his kids and nephews.

Mark worked as a salesman and was passionate about his insurance profession. He also enjoyed his job at Sam’s Club because he could make conversation and sell anything to anyone. Mark served his country in the Army in 1997. He was also very passionate about cooking. Everything was best smoked in his cookbook. He strongly did not believe in microwaves as he put his heart and soul into his cooking. And if it was spicy, it was right! Mark also loved to fish and hunt. Just like his father, he was so good at it. Football was an enormous part of his legacy. His favorite player was Brett Farve. He spent his years in high school playing football for Seminole. Mark was very witty and could charm any woman that caught his eye. He was very smart, especially with numbers. He cared for nothing more than his relationship with God and all of his family. He was created with the biggest heart anyone knew.

Mark is survived by three loving daughters, Courtney Reese, Kierra Reese, and Gabrielle Reese and his best friend as his son, Preston Reese. He is also survived by one grandchild, Carryn Johnson. He was extremely close to Brooklyn Louie and considered her an honorary granddaughter.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents Preston Reese and Thelma Williams, and his brother, Edwin Cook and sister, Karen Williams.

Mark is survived by sisters, Cassandra Fabre, Chiquita (Benny) Overstreet and Paulette Reese and brothers Kelvin (Zina) Reese, Gilbert (Tywanna) Reese, and Jake Preston (Monica) Evans, special friend, Shelia McKane and aunt, Beatrice Williams.

Viewing will be Monday, October, 17, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Open Viewing

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Rest Haven Memorial Gardens

E Street, Seminole, OK 74868

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