Mark Curtis Catron
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Virginia Beach - Mark Curtis Catron, 41, died July 26, 2012, from a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting. Mark lived in Stanley, Virginia with his wife, the former Robin Mongold, and his daughter, five year old Kahlynn Alyssa Catron.
Mark was born July 16, 1971, in Virginia Beach, Virginia to his parents, Nancy McCracken Morrison of Virginia Beach, and Curtis Ray Catron of Boone, North Carolina. On February 14, 2003, Mark married Robin and he started his new marriage in Stanley, Virginia just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia where Robin's family resides.
Mark spent most of his life in Virginia Beach where he graduated from Cox High School and went on to develop many skills in the building and construction fields. He could build or repair almost anything and he used his talents to start a successful residential and commercial painting business, Mark C. Catron Incorporated, in Harrisonburg. Mark's business was growing and he and his family were planning to move to his "dream home" when this terrible tragedy occurred.
Mark had many, many friends in Virginia Beach and he went out of his way to stay close and in touch with them. He never said "No" to a friend who needed help. Whenever a friend or family member would call, he would do his best to fix the problems they were having with their homes or vehicles. He was always "there" for his friends.
Mark loved the outdoors. He loved to waterski, boat, surf, snowski, and snowboard, and "four wheeling". He was very accomplished at all watersports and snow sports.
Mark's greatest joy was his young daughter, Kahlynn. He was a great father who glowed with pride whenever his daughter was present. He and his daughter were inseparable and he loved sharing with her his love for the outdoors. Mark will "live on" through his beloved daughter.
Mark's funeral was held on Sunday evening for the viewing and Monday morning for the graveside service, July 29 and 30, 2012, at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, Virginia. He was buried in the Linville Creek Cemetery in Broadway, which is where he would have wanted to be so that he could be close to his daughter. Hundreds of his family and friends from Virginia Beach, Harrisonburg, and throughout the country attended as testimony to his life of loving and caring.
He will be greatly missed by his Mother, Father, Wife and Daughter, Sister, and his many relatives and friends.
Surviving him are his mother, Nancy McCracken Morrison; his father, Curtis Ray Catron; his wife, Robin Mongold Catron; his Sunshine girl and the love and joy of his life, daughter, Kahlynn Alyssa Catron; his beloved sister, Kari Oliff and her husband, Bryan of Montross, Virginia and their children, Dylan and Garrett; stepmother, Beverly Catron of Boone, North Carolina; stepfather, W. Ware Morrison of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two stepbrothers, Barton Morrison and Jason Gorman, both of Florida; three stepsisters, Nina Morrison of New York City, Amy Brown of Virginia Beach, and Kelly Stace of Charleston, South Carolina; maternal grandparents Doris and Hugh McCracken of Bell's Island, North Carolina; two aunts, Dianne McCracken of Virginia Beach, and Roslyn Allison of Kentucky; one uncle, Gary Catron of Tennessee; and a number of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Bailey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Rescue Squad, 933 W. Main Street, Stanley, Virginia 22851, or a local animal shelter. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. Grandlefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 1, 2012