Mark Steven Friel
December 22, 1958  -  November 30, 2018

Mark Steven Friel

Graveside Service
Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, December 10, 2018
10:00 AM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Mark Steven Friel, 59, of Odessa, TX passed away on November 30, 2018 in Odessa, TX.

Mark Friel was born in Fort Polk, LA to Chester and Misako Friel on December 22, 1958. He attended El Paso Andress High School in El Paso, TX. He married Julie Thurman in January 1986, first marriage ending in divorce. He was involved with Floyd Gwin Little League as a coach and volunteer for numerous years. He was also active as a baseball umpire for OYBA and USSSA in the West Texas area.

Mark Friel is preceded in death by his father Chester Friel and sister Jo Ann Friel.

Mark is survived by his sons, Marcus Friel and wife, Sara, of Odessa, TX; Julian Friel and wife, Kayla, of Odessa, TX; Taylor Friel and wife, Julie, of Odessa, TX; sister, Tina Vasquez, of Arlington, TX; mother, Misako “Mikki” Friel, of Kumamoto, Japan; grandchildren, Jason Friel, Keilee Friel, Bryce Friel, Emery Friel, Kayden Friel, Alayna Aguilar and Levi Ford; nieces, Christina Eudy and husband Jason of Midlothian, TX; Crystal Vasquez of Addison, TX, Caitlin Lee of Alamogordo, NM; great nephew, Austin Eudy and great niece, Kaylee Eudy.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 10, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Matthew Barrows
    McKinney, TX

    I’ve known Mark since we were children, and at one point were roommates in Odessa. Though I haven’t communicated with him in a very long time, he’s been in my thoughts. He was a great guy, fun to hang with, and a great soul. I was really caught by the news and my condolences to his family as I know he will be dearly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Bobbye Martin
    Odessa, TX

    Marcus, Julian and Taylor. I am sincerely sorry for your loss of your father. May God give you comfort.

  3. David Costello
    Odessa, TX

    I enjoyed the time I had to work games with Mark. He was good and kind. May God comfort you in your time of loss.

  4. Jerry Dunlap
    Odessa, TX

  5. Jimmy Darden
    Odessa, TX

    I have so many great memories coaching our kids together at Floyd Gwin Little League and then umpiring games with you. These are memories that I will carry with me forever. Rest in Peace my friend, Rest in Peace

  6. Pamela Gaytan
    El Paso, TX

    Condolences for the family. May your beautiful memories keep your heart comforted. God's comfort and peace with the family during this season of healing.

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