Mark Paris, 83, of Owensboro passed away on Monday August 26, 2019, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mark was born on November 13, 1935, in Owensboro to the late Alton M. and Anna Sue Black Paris. Mark enjoyed fishing, trading at the flea market, hunting, cooking for his family, and singing. Along with his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his siblings Alton, Robert, Gilbert, Mable, Murial, and Charlotte. Mark is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janie H. Mayes Paris, children: Debbie (Arvin) Ferguson, Sheila (Doyle) Blanchard, Mark A. (Becky) Paris, and Cindy (Danny) Goodwin; 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 step great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marie Dorris. Services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Bill Huff officiating. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and again on Thursday from 9:00 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Mark Paris Memorial Fund; c/o Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory; 519 Locust Street; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Paris. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mark Paris at

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  1. Cindy – I’m so sorry to hear this. I’ve said a prayer for you and your family. Thinking of you.

    Sherry (Shelton) Jackson

  2. Mark and I were friends from a very young age at church, school, yard mowing business, and hunting. Now I’ll tell you what and this is the truth—. Oh yes he was interesting to be around. He will be sadly missed and that’s the truth !! Earl Jones

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