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Phillip Mark Thomasson

Phillip Mark Thomasson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, in Houston on June 24. He was born in Borger, Texas on April 30, 1957, to Fred and Kay Thomasson. He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Thomasson, and brother Mike. Mark is survived by his wife, Kathy Wood Thomasson, daughter Jennifer and son Dean Thomasson. Also, his mother, Kay Thomasson and brother Randy. Other survivors include many other family members, and dear friends who loved him deeply. Mark graduated from Little Cypress high school in 1975 and enjoyed lifelong friendships that developed during those years. He married Kathy in 1985, and they were married 39 years. He was so proud of their children Jennifer and Dean. His children and Kathy gave him strength during his journey and laughter and joy all the time. He told them he loved them often, and when his voice was gone, his sign language still said it all. Mark relocated to Houston and became involved in the fire suppression industry. In 2000, Mark co-founded his business, DSI, with partner and friend Chris Ennis. He was an excellent businessman, growing the company over the last 24 years until the sale of the company. Mark was a thoughtful friend, father and family member. He was a planner, loved Country Western music, and the Blues. He loved to scuba dive, earning his rescue certification. He was a wonderful cook, and known for his chili, brisket and many other excellent meals he cooked on the grill. He loved to visit Oregon/Washington so much that they bought a home there. He loved going to the wineries and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Columbia River. Mark loved to fish with his buddies and enjoyed a bourbon or two. He was a true Astro fan, and the ultimate host. Mark shared an unconditional love, strength of spirit, and an unending generosity that could be seen in his care for the entire family and countless others. He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them- and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he carried himself with dignity and strength. He will be missed dearly. Mark was authentically and wholeheartedly there for those in his life. In Mark’s honor, do something fun with those you love…..keep them close and tell them you love them often. There will be a visitation, Friday, June 28, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home, Cy-Fair, Cypress, Texas. (9719 Wortham Blvd, Houston) There will also be a visitation Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Texas, followed by a graveside service at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ALS Association.


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