Joe Mark Mahan, 82, formerly of Dilley, died Monday, September 6, 2021. He was born June 11, 1939 to Iris Grey Richardson Mahan and Elliot Coyle Mahan. Joe Mark was born and raised in Leesville and Nixon, Texas.
He met Judy Short (Mahan) in Gonzales and the two were married on September 5, 1959. They lived in Dilley from 1961 to 2021 where they raised two boys, Mark Houston and Darryl Wade. Wade Houston Mahan is his one and only grandchild. Joe Mark has one sister, Coylene Mahan Oliver.
Joe Mark grew watermelons and peanuts, something his father introduced to him at a young age and he was able to expand it into a successful produce enterprise from Mexico and throughout Texas. He was also in the cattle business and acquisition of real estate.
Graveside services were held Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at Oddfellow Cemetery in Gonzales. An online guestbook is available at www.finchfuneralchapels.com. Memorial contributions can be made to: Dilley First Baptist Church, 201 West Hugo Street, Dilley, Texas 78017; Leesville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 256, Leesville, Texas 78122 or Oddfellow Cemetery, 1405 Conway Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629.