Mark George Mulloy Obituary
- Written by Staff
Mark George Mulloy, 51, beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 21, 2009, after a 3 year courageous battle with Melanoma skin cancer. Mark was BOI ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ born on the Island of Galveston, Texas, February 21, 1958 to Dr. Wayne G. and Monica Mulloy. Mark spent his early years at Green Valley Elementary and graduated from Northshore High School in 1976 and later attended Texas A & M University and Sam Houston State University, obtaining a Finance Degree which started his long banking career and led to a law degree from South Texas College of Law. Mark was an exceptional man, husband and father. He was devoted to his family and also had a very large circle of longtime friends and business associates, some of whom have known him since elementary school. With a winning smile and a personality to match, Mark was a person to whom others were drawn. He had a natural talent for interacting with people and touched so many lives. Mark loved life. He wasn't happy unless he was going Mach I with his hair on fire. He loved many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and golf. He was quite the marksman and hunted all over the US, South America, and even his own backyard. Mark also enjoyed fishing and went to Alaska, Canada, through Texas and the coast lines of Costa Rica. He had a passion for golf and loved chasing that little white ball around the links with his buddies. His golf experiences took him all over the US, Ireland, and Scotland and he was privileged to have played Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and even Texaco Country Club. He always said you could conduct more business on a golf course than anywhere else and couldn't wait to get to heaven to play again with his buddy, Glen. As a loving husband and father, Mark, his wife and 2 sons enjoyed many wonderful times together travelling to foreign countries, going to sporting events, seeing America or just spending time in Sargent, Texas. The importance of family was a priority for Mark. As a devoted father, Mark coached his sons in baseball, basketball and golf. Mark was a very successful banker and lawyer, with a banking career spanning more than 25 years. After graduating college with a Finance Degree, Mark became a state bank examiner which led to loan review at First City and Enterprise Bank. Mark became President of Highlands State Bank before the age of 30 and later bought the bank and merged it with Woodforest National Bank. Being a "people bank with people" person, he bought and became CEO of Crosby State Bank and most recently sold it to Community Bank of Texas. He loved his extended banking family and many of them have followed him and worked with him for over 20 years. Mark was a true visionary and his strength of character was greatly admired by so many business associates, which contributed to his many successes. Mark was a philanthropist and had a huge heart when it came to giving. His biggest passion was Rotary. With Rotary, he knew he could help and touch the lives of thousands of people, not only at home, but all over the world, and did just that. He became a member of the Rotary Club of Highlands and then later, moving to the Rotary Club of Northshore and one of their most successful Presidents in 2001-2002. He enjoyed fundraising and travelling with Rotary, having raised huge amounts of money and travelled to Nicaragua and Chile, but mostly helping people on the East side of Houston. The Rotary International theme during Mark's year as club president was "Mankind is Our Business"ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½. Mark lived his life in this with a deep understanding of this standard, along with Rotary's motto of "Service above Self". Mark set the bar high for all Rotarians and their friends to follow. Mark's family and friends fondly remember him as a loving, strong, fun man of character and many talents. So many people will always remember his kindness and big heart and a personality as bright and winning as his natural smile and laughter. Mark is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Carolyn, his 2 sons, Clayton age 14 and Matthew age 12. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. Wayne G. and Monica Mulloy and mother-in-law, Agnes Winans. His brothers Mike Mulloy and wife Lynn, Jeff Mulloy and wife Susan, and John Mulloy. His extended family included brothers-in-law Mike Winans and wife Amy, and Daniel Winans and wife Andrea, sisters-in-law Cindy Risner and husband Bruce and Rissy Winans. He will be greatly missed by his nephew, Mason Mulloy, and nieces, Lauren Mulloy and Katie and Kelli Mulloy, Katy Winans, Melissa and Stephanie Winans and Brooke and Heather Risner. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Fellowship of the Nations Church, 13305 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX. 77015. A Celebration of Mark's life was held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Humble Civic Center located at 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, TX. 77338. Private graveside services were held at San Jacinto Memorial Park. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Northshore Rotary Charitable Foundation, P O Box 9635, Houston, Texas 77213 or the Melanoma and Skin Center at MD Anderson, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX. 77210. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd, Baytown, Texas 77521, 281-839-0700. To view the obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com.