Mark Wayne Wickersham, 58 of Longboat Key passed away on December 4, 2013. Mark was born and raised on Longboat Key, he and his brother Chuck owned and operated C & M Construction for over 30 years. Mark was a very loving and giving person who didn't expect anything in return. He was an avid fisherman and loved to be out on the water with his family. He loved to entertain family and friends at his home with big Gator football parties. He attended and played football at Ole Miss and then went on to The University of Florida. He was a loyal Gator fan and also a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Mark is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Wickersham. Survived by his father Reb Wickersham of Oregon. His loving wife Ella of 27 years, along with his three devoted children Lindsey, C.J. and Kristi. His siblings Chuck Wickersham of Myakka, Melanni Fowler of Bradenton, Cindy English of Oregon, Karri Nicosia of Colorado, Kody Wickersham of Oregon, Charlsie Nagel of Oregon and many nieces and nephews. Per the family's request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
(www.diabetes.org), National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) and the Wounded Warrior Project (http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org). Online condolences can be made at (www.bradenton.com).
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Dec. 11, 2013