Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Mark Alan Thomas, 60

Mark Alan Thomas, 60, died suddenly at home the morning of January 26, 2021.

His love was unmeasurable. He was adored by his wife, Laura Thomas, his children, Stuart Thomas, wife Meighgan and son Creegan, Jake Thomas, wife Brandy and son Kalsin, daughter Audra (Sassy) Burt, husband Taylor Burt and daughter Krysten, his step-children Zeb Daniel, wife Stephanie and daughter Harper, Amanda Daniel Moser, husband Derek, children Mabrey, Rhodes and Rawley. Trey Daniel, wife Jessie and furry companion Neptune. He is missed by his canine kids Coco Chanel who goes to his office every morning to get/give a little love and Elsa Shirapelli who gets him to take a small break from work and chase her around the back yard. She always wins.

Mark also leaves behind his parents Jim and Betty Thomas, a brother Steve Thomas and wife Bobbi Lou and furry companion Darla. Nephew Nathan and wife Lindsey Thomas and niece Stephanie Thomas. All of Conway. He was preceded in death by a son Robert.

His work ethic was unparalleled. 38 years. He loved his job and the people he worked with.

He also loved the New Orleans Saints and basically all sports.

Donations can be made in his honor to Lone Star Dog Ranch and Dog Ranch Rescue

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Shawn Taylor Posted January 29, 2021 7:13 AM

    So sad to hear of Mark’s passing. He was my first “boss” when I started my career, but was a friend, first and foremost. Although our careers took us in separate paths, I will always be grateful for the time we worked together and the stories we shared. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Stanley and Mary Bradley Posted January 29, 2021 8:49 AM

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of Mark. Betty and Jim and family are in our prayers.

  • Curtis & Diane Granger Posted January 29, 2021 11:01 AM

    I know Stuart, Jake and Audra that your hearts are broken this day. I am so sorry for you and your families. May God give each of you peace and comfort. We love you guys……Curtis and Diane

  • Rhonda Bolls Posted January 29, 2021 11:09 AM

    Heartbroken to learn of Mark’s sudden passing. We worked together for many years at Alltel and would run into each other from time to time since then. He ALWAYS made me laugh. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  • Pam White Dunavant Posted January 29, 2021 12:13 PM

    Jim, Betty, Steve, and all the family – I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. You all are like family to us. Mark was always so humble and kind. Praying for the peace and comfort that only God can give for all of you. (John 14:27)

  • Sandy Wilcox Posted January 29, 2021 1:20 PM

    So sorry to hear of Marks’ passing.I knew him as a teenager at Pickle Gap Baptist church.My prayers are for his family and especially his sweet parents,Jim and Betty Thomas

  • Brenda (Evans) Gray and Family Posted January 29, 2021 5:20 PM

    Jim, Betty, Steve and family. We were so sad to hear about Mark. We are praying God’s strength and comfort during such a difficult time. We love you so much and hold you close in our hearts

  • Jennie Webb Posted January 29, 2021 5:30 PM

    i saw Mark’s obit in the paper and I readily remembered a cute, engaging, intelligent little boy in my 3rd grade classroom at Ellen Smith Elem. Some students will always be remembered. I’m so sorry that he passed away so suddenly,,,i lost one of my sons at 50 years..

  • Brenda (Evans) Gray and Family Posted January 29, 2021 5:38 PM

    Jim, Betty and family. We were so sad to hear about Mark. We pray for God’s strength and comfort during this difficult time. We love you so very much and hold you in our hearts.

  • Judy (Graham) Lovell Posted January 29, 2021 6:06 PM

    This breaks my heart. My heart, love, & prayers goes out to his family. Love always.

  • Patti and Jerry Reynolds Posted January 29, 2021 6:50 PM

    Jim, Betty, Steve and family. I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to all.

  • Lola Hall Posted January 29, 2021 7:32 PM

    Mark was a wonderful man. I enjoyed working with him for almost 20 years and respected him greatly! My deepest condolences to all Mark’s loved ones.

  • Annette Jester Posted January 29, 2021 7:44 PM

    So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I worked for him at Alltel and he always was a lot of fun to all of us. Praying for all his family and friends, I know he will be greatly missed by all. It was a blessing to know him.

  • Patti Spradley Posted January 29, 2021 7:56 PM

    My prayers are with you,Laura, & the family.

  • Keith Allred Posted January 29, 2021 8:25 PM

    So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I worked with Mark at Alltel/Verizon. I also played softball with him at Alltel. He played 2th base and I played shortstop. He always made me laugh. Great guy. He will be missed.

  • John Bearden Posted January 29, 2021 8:30 PM

    He was a wonderful man that I graduated from Conway High with. He was always a dear friend and everyone will miss him dearly.

  • Libby Norman Posted January 29, 2021 8:56 PM

    My heart is broken to hear this. We worked at Alltel together and had some good laughs. My daughter shadowed him one day for a school project, to this day she still talks about Mark and how much fun she had, she will be 50 this year, so its been a while. I am so sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and peace during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • Sharon Walsh Posted January 29, 2021 10:31 PM

    So sorry to hear this. I knew Mark from Alltel and he was always good for a laugh! RIP Mark

  • Debi Ethridge (Johnston) Posted January 30, 2021 8:51 AM

    Jim, Betty, and Steve…this hurts my heart. I remember all the good times at Pickles Gap church with Mark at our youth group gatherings. Cherish the memories, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Patty Walsh Erickson Posted January 30, 2021 9:42 AM

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ricky and Mona Copeland (Lindsey’s parents) Posted January 30, 2021 11:16 AM

    We are SO sorry for your loss. Our heart aches for each of you. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. We didn’t know Mark well but, judging by the rest of his family, he had to be an outstanding man. He comes from the best. We love you guys.

  • Jet Caple Cuffman Posted January 30, 2021 12:44 PM

    My thoughts are with Mark’s family. I met Mark working at Allied/ALLTEL in the 1980’s. But we remained good friends even after I left He was a great soul and I will miss him terribly

  • Janet Hegi Ray Posted January 30, 2021 1:11 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Jim, Betty and family I am praying for you and love you.

  • Sammye Daniel Bates Posted January 30, 2021 4:57 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you Laura, Zeb, Amanada, Trey and Mark’s family…..

  • Daniel Lee Beard Posted January 30, 2021 4:59 PM

    I am sad to hear about Mark’s passing. My prayers are with you all. I love you and miss you.

  • Barbara Smith Posted January 30, 2021 11:42 PM

    Jim, Betty and family, I am so very sorry for about Mark’s passing. I can’t imagine losing someone so suddenly. Jim and Betty I will be praying for you in the coming weeks and months.

  • Donna Harrington Plant Posted February 1, 2021 1:58 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about Marks passing. My prayers are with Betty, Jim,Steve,and wife Laura and all others. Such sweet memories growing up together at Pickles Gap church. May God comfort all of you in a special way.

  • Kendi Scharver Posted February 1, 2021 7:20 PM

    So sorry to hear about Mark. I have such great memories of our time together on “the project” at Alltel. Praying for God’s comfort during this terrible time.

  • THRESA Shamburger Posted February 2, 2021 1:18 PM

    So sorry to hear of Marks passing and so suddenly. I have lots of fun memories of a group of guys coming over to play hide n seek with my neighborhood kids and he was one of them. We all had such fun times and we had no cares in the world. I am blessed with memories. Miss you Mark!

  • Shanna Darling Posted February 3, 2021 2:00 PM

    Words cannot express how my heart breaks from this news. Mr. Mark always showed me kindness and cared for me like one of his own, anytime I was with Audra. His smile was always contagious. I’m grateful for the children he raised and the kindness and care he taught them. I am blessed by getting to know Mr. Mark and for friendship Stuart, Jake and Sassy have all shown me.

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