Mark graduated from Branson High School. He worked for the Salvation Army and enjoyed rock collecting, writing, and drawing. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mark is survived by a sister, Peggie Cawthra and husband Gerald; three brothers, Larry Whiteley and wife Maryann, Jim Whiteley and wife Karen, Lewis Crain and wife Sue; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Shorty may be made to The Salvation Army.