Mark C. Hedges, 55, of Owensboro died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro, graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1981 and was a deacon at First Christian Church. Mark worked as a warehouse manager for Mullen & Haynes/DHI for 27 years before joining the staff of Kentucky Wesleyan College where he was the director of Institutional Research and the NCAA compliance officer. He was a photographer, a philosopher, an accomplished trumpet player and St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He also found great joy in spending time with his family.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Paul Allen Hedges; and his brother, Jeffrey Allen Hedges.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sherree Bell Hedges; children Amber Bristow and her husband, Steve, of Owensboro, Adam Hedges and his wife, Anjali, of Nashville and Laura Hedges Iverson and her husband, Jordan, of Bowling Green; grandchildren Taylor Mark, Mariah, Zeke, Ryleigh Kate, Ellie-Grace, Valor and Ransom Bristow; mother Marbrey Hedges; brother Brian Hedges and his wife, Cathy, of Owensboro; a sister, Paula Garrott and her husband, Col. Jeff Garrott, of Rineyville; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Hedges of Owensboro.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Third Baptist Church and will be officiated by Brian Hedges, Eugene Howard and Jake Caldwell. Entombment will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Mark C. Hedges Memorial Fund, c/o Kentucky Wesleyan College or First Christian Church Memorial Fund.