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  • "I am so very sorry to hear of this tragedy. I am keeping..."
    - Nila Pugliese
  • "Mark and family. You are in our prayers."
    - Vanessa Ford
  • "Mark and family I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. ..."
    - Stu Williams
  • "Thoughts and prayers for all."
    - Saundra Ayers
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BARTOW - Mark James Piburn, 33, son of Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Judi Piburn was hit and killed instantly on Saturday, February 15, 2014 by a passing motorist while walking to the store near their residence.
From high school, Mark earned an Associate Degree in Film & Video production from Full Sail University, Orlando. After being stricken with a debilitating disease at age 25, he forged a brave path of living his life with new challenges and appreciation for various employment that could facilitate his disability. Mark's parents, family, & friends grieve the loss of their generous and gentle hearted man who was gifted with a great sense of humor, creativity, compassion, and remarkable intelligence.
Mark is survived by his wife, Wendy Shofner, Winston-Salem, NC; his father & mother, Mark & Judi Piburn, Alturas; sister Marci Miller, Lakeland; & maternal grandparents, Jim & Charldine Ayers, Alturas. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ed & Rosalie Piburn.
The family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM at Turning Point Worship Center, 1400 E. Georgia St, Bartow. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the Church with a memorial dinner immediately following the services. In lieu flowers, the family requests donations for final expense to be made in person at any Mid-Florida Credit Union branch or by mail to Mark James Piburn Memorial Fund, Mid-Florida Credit Union, P.O. Box 8008, Lakeland, FL 33802-8008. Condolences to the family at


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Whidden-McLean Funeral Home - Bartow
650 E. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Published in Ledger from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2014
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