Thomas Clark Smith, MHA ’91, of Columbus, GA, of Dec. 8, 2018.
Mark Douglas Quick, BA ’91, died Nov. 24, 2018, at age 52 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation for Mark's family and friends will be on Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas, 76013. A Graveside Service will be on Saturday, December, 1st at 1:00 p.m. in Comanche, Texas at Democrat Cemetery. Mark was born on September 27, 1966 to Charles Ellis and Nancy Lea (Johnson) Quick in Arlington, Texas. Mark attended Lamar High school, graduating in 1985. He earned a BA in English from Baylor University and was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English National Honor Society. He was a member of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and completed some of his graduate studies for his Masters Degree. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nancy Quick. He is survived by his brother, David and wife Diana Quick, and sister, Lisa and husband, Bob Remey. Wade Family Funeral Home.
Joy Clarece Vaughn, BSEd ’93, of Owens Cross Roads, AL, died Nov. 25, 2018, at age 48. She is survived by her father, John (Margaret) Vaughn; sisters, Jeanine Vaughn ( Rebecca Huston), JacQueline Vaughn Roe (Jeff), Jessica Vaughn, Allison Tofflemire (Steve), Lora Bennett, and nieces Katie Roe, Sydney Roe, and nephew Caleb Roe. She was preceded in death by her mother Josephine Seay Vaughn. She was born in Miami, Florida in 1970. She graduated from Baylor University in 1993 with an Education Degree in Spanish. She was injured in a white water rafting accident to the point of nearly drowning on April 1st, 1995. Her injury occurred in Costa Rica where she was chaperoning a trip of 11th grade students studying Spanish. She lived in many places. She lived in Venezuela for five years where she fell in love with the Spanish culture. She studied extensively and taught at Batavia High School in Batavia, IL. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church where she was a member of the special needs class. Visitation will be Friday, November 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Michael Walker and Pastor Jeff Roe. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to Alabama Head Injury Foundation.
Brandon Todd Hudson, BA ’95, age 45, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Brandon was welcomed by John and Elizabeth Hudson on February 3, 1973 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Brandon grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Clark High School. He loved his friends and always had a strong connection to those who shared his childhood. Brandon attended Baylor University and graduated with a degree in Political Science. He then attended St. Mary's Law School where he thrived on the Mock Trial Team. He interned with the Bexar County Prosecutor's Office where he began to make many of the contacts that would become so dear to him. After law school, he worked for Shelton and Valadez, but quickly realized his heart was in trial law. He continued his career with Atascosa County as a prosecutor. After serving many years there he moved into defense work with his dear friend and mentor, Douglas Daniel. They built an office that has helped hundreds of people throughout his time there. Brandon fully believed in the justice system and was a tireless advocate for not only those who hired him, but for each of us. Without his zealous defense of the rights of those accused, none of us would be able to enjoy the comfort and freedom of a fair and just system. Not only was Brandon incredibly successful and influential as an advocate, he was an outstanding father as well. He has raised 4 strong and independent girls who will always remember their dad as the one who made trips happen, camped with them, and wanted them to have all of the tools they would need in life to be happy and healthy. His successes will be long remembered through them. Brandon is survived by his wife Amy Todd Hudson; 4 daughters, Elizabeth Louise, Kara Bennett, Anna Katherine, and Georgia Powell; Parents, John and Elizabeth Hudson of San Antonio; brother Chris and Kim Hudson, niece and nephew, Claire and Thomas Hudson of Houston, Texas; and a host of friends and colleagues. MEMORIAL SERVICE MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018 4:30 PM ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11 ST. LUKE'S LANE The Rev. David Read and Rev. Michael Koehler will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers are Eric Andres, Elliott Cappuccio, Douglas Daniel, Britt Eastland, Troy Harder, Wes Holland, Christopher Hudson, Thomas Hudson, Chad Ochsner, Charles Polansky, Blair Short, and Josh Tolini. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com.
Mark Gregory Skinner, BBA ’96, of Canyon Lake, TX, died Dec. 8, 2018, after a fight with kidney cancer. He was 66. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with Pastor David Cozart officiating. Mark was born August 22, 1952, in Salinas, California, to Bill and Merle Skinner. Mark grew up in Waco, attending public schools and graduating from Richfield High School in 1970. Late in his high school years, he began working for his uncle, Bull Bradley, at B&B Sporting Goods in Waco. Mark attended MCC and earned a two year business degree. He began working at M&M Mars in 1976 and worked there in various positions until 2012. Employment at Mars provided Mark with the opportunity to continue his education by attending Baylor, and, with a lot of support from family and his work supervisors, he graduated with a BBA in Business in 1996. Mark was preceded in death by his parents; and his "2nd" parents; in-laws, Walter and Marjorie Davidson of Temple, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Sky and husband, Jason Olcott of Canyon Lake; son, Tyler and partner, Renea Price, of Belton; granddaughters, Adalynn Sky Olcott and Hope Arabella Skinner; grandsons, Evan Jackson Olcott, Jacob Olcott, and Jayden Olcott; cousins, Betty and Guy Gandy; close friend and basketball buddy, Ronnie Davis and wife, Janette; friends, Gary and Donna Penney; and numerous friends. Special thanks are extended to Waco and Temple, TX, Scott & White physicians who aided in Mark's battle against cancer. Mark greatly appreciated the positive experience he has with the Baylor Sammons Cancer Hospital in Dallas, especially the care and assistance provided during the Opdivo clinical trial by Rita Lopez and Dr. Thomas Hutson. Also, thanks are extended to Texas Oncology physicians and other specialists at locations in Dallas, Round Rock, Austin, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer research organization of your choice. Online guestbook at www.pecangrovefuneral.com.