Mark Douglas Greening

Posted: Wed 10:00 AM, Apr 24, 2013
Funeral Home: Sam Houston Memorial Funeral
August 5, 1970 - April 21, 2013

Mark Douglas Greening, 42, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013. Visitations were held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m., then 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a rosary service that began at 7:45 p.m. A Catholic funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville.

He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on August 5, 1970. Mark graduated from Converse Judson High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1991. During high school Mark served as the team manager for the district champion Judson Rockets Basketball Team.

As a young child, Mark participated and won several awards in bowling and wheel chair races in the Special Olympics. Mark was an avid sports fan who regularly followed the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Lions. Mark was a lover of dogs, police TV shows, and TV game shows.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Greening, Colin Kemmis, and Edwin Olszewski.

Survivors include his parents, Doug and Sandy (Kemmis) Greening of Huntsville; his brother, Craig Greening and wife, Lindsay of College Station; paternal grandmother, Donna Greening of Saint Louis, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Theresa Olszewski of Ithaca, Mich.; a nephew, Christopher Greening of College Station; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark D. Greening Scholarship Fund, Office of University Advancement, Attn: Rhonda Ellisor, SHSU Box 2537, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2537.

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