Mark Brend

November 13, 1958 - April 19, 2009

Mark Brend, age 50, of Melissa, Texas, passed away April 19, 2009, in Melissa. Mark was born November 13, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to James Gerhart and Barbara Jean (Jessen) Brend. He was a sales representative for Adam’s Spice and Extract Company serving the Collin and Grayson county areas. Mark was also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Brend of Dallas, Texas; son, Cody Brend and wife, Brandy serving his country in Korea; grandson, Aiden James Brend; mother, Barbara Brend of Melissa, Texas; brothers, Michael Brend and wife, Robyn of Missouri City, Texas and Kurt Brend of Newnan, Georgia; and numerous other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father in 2006. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, April 24, 2009, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Deacon Ron Fejeran officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 4:00 P.M., Thursday with a rosary said by Mrs. Jeri Brend at 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX, 75207 or

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Mark,only heard today that you had passed.Sad and will miss you man.To Mike,Kurt and mom Brend,sorry for your loss. Michael David Rogers, January 31, 2014 So many great memories. Ken's Pizza, scouting, Ada thoughts and prayers are with you all. Billy Kent Thompson, June 6, 2010 Little man with a big heart, he leaves us with a lot of fond memories. Gone too soon, Mark buddy, we will miss you, but never forget you. Your Friend, Brad Brad Deering, April 23, 2009 I just wanted to send my condolences to Lindsay and the rest of her family. Mark was so nice and friendly, I still remember the time he took us all the Furr's. He raised an awesome daughter who I am proud to call one of my best friends and I know he will be deeply missed. Shay Strohmeyer, April 23, 2009 To my dear friend Lindsay and all of her loving family: I am very sorry for your loss. May your happy memories sustain your spirits in perfect peace. Faith Ann Hall, April 23, 2009 Many fond memories of camping and hanging out with Mark. We created the "super salad" for Ken's. I really appreciated Mark coming to my wife's service in January and enjoyed catching up with him. I wish the family well as it deals with his passing. Bryan Guderian, April 23, 2009 Mark, you will be greatly missed. You were my friend as well as my cousin. I love you. Gina Hendrix, April 22, 2009