Mark (Marcus) Stephens

Mark (Marcus) Alan Stephens, 68, died Monday, January 8, 2024. Mark was born on June 15, 1955, in Amarillo, Texas. He has been a lifelong resident of Amarillo. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1973.

Mark was always very athletic. He was an avid snow skier. He also played in the Local Pool League for many years. Mark was a very talented musician, both vocally and instrumentally. He was a professional guitarist for most of his life. Mark always had a schnauzer hanging around and loved each one dearly. 

He was preceded in death by his father Aggie Rue Stephens and his mother Alta May Stephens.  He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Calvin Wayne Stephens of Nacogdoches, Texas, Johnny Brazz Stephens of Odessa, Texas and a niece, Jillinda Suzanne Hudson of Amarillo, Texas. 

Mark is survived by his three sisters, Carol Ann Stephens, Linda Faye Prather, and Janis Sue Hartin of High Springs, Florida. He is also survived by six nephews, two nieces and many lifelong friends.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024, 1:00 pm at Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel.  PLEASE USE 34TH STREET ENTRANCE AND FOLLOW ORANGE AND BLACK METAL DIRECTIONAL SIGNS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to Faith City Mission in Amarillo.


  1. Carol Jean Dancin machine

    Marcus was my brother from another mother! I never laughed so much when we were together. We loved skiing Red River and dancing at the Motherlode! Going to miss hearing him play the guitar. You are in a better place my friend, but I will miss you dearly!! Fly high buddy

  2. Larry Skidmore

    Marcus was always laughing and joking around. I picked him up to play on my pool team(s). He was getting to be a very good pool player. He would always make it to my wife’s birthday bash we had yearly. It was a big cookout and I would smoke him some chicken because he would not eat pork. He also would bring extra cigars for me to have a cigar with him. I remember he would get tickled and remind me NOT to inhale the cigar. Boy howdy, do I know now that you don’t inhale cigars. He would do anything for anyone, if possible. He will be missed by many. Love ya Marcus.

  3. Ray Cox

    My best friend, my roommate, my drinking buddy, especially during Covid! I still can’t believe your gone. You listened to Gods word every morning, I know where you went, your home my friend. I will always love you, and never forget you.

  4. Lisa Mulkey

    To my dearest friend, Marcus. I love you. I loved listening you play your guitars with my spouse Ray. I loved sitting in the backyard on the picnic table listening and singing songs! I loved watching you play pool! I loved two-stepping with you! Save a place for me at the dinner table, I will see you soon beside our Lord and Savior…

  5. Gwenna Kimball

    Marcus will be so missed. Marcus and I started playing pool February 2023. We played scotch doubles 8 ball. We ended the year in November and took 3rd place. He was so funny to play with and he taught me alot. We had started playing 9 ball scotch. He was like a big brother to me. I could talk to him about anything and not be judged. I am so happy for him because I know he is walking with our Father.

  6. Atlee Runyan

    I am really going to miss Mark. I loved him dearly as a friend. I met him and worked with him at Street Toyota. We always joked with each about everything. I have an old 2001 Buck Lasabre with only 35,000. Mark was so impressed with that old car. I would always ask him,, “”Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick” I never saw mark angry, depressed or anything else that a lot of people exhibit. He always had a smile on his face and was friendly to everyone. We always seemed to have something to talk about or joke about and enjoyed each other’s company. Yes I am really going to miss him.

  7. Billie Jo Everton

    I remember when I met markus at the Whiskey River I was his bartender and became his friend. He was trying to find a new bar to smoke his cigars at and found his home there. We had many deep conversations and he truly had a great love for our lord as it was topic of many of our conversations. He will be missed by so many people its sad to know hes gone. I know in my heart he’s dancing and jamming out in the heavens!

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