Mark Allen Joiner

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On October 17, 2021 a “Free Spirit” left this earth to spread his love and kindness to another world. No matter what you called him: “Marky Mark”, “Snuggi” or “Marky Poo”, if you called him Friend you were one of the lucky ones. Mark was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Cypress, Texas. He graduated from Cy-Fair High School and after two years in The Houston Art Institute Mark broke the bonds of structure and moved to Austin to pursue his desire to create beautiful and unique Glass Work. In 2009 Mark found Austin to be “too busy” and moved to New Braunfels, Texas where he continued his glass artwork and also became a talented chef. Mark embraced New Braunfels and the many people he met and befriended there. His infectious personality, kindness and amazing talents will be missed. Mark is survived by his Partner-In-Life, Sandi Shahan; parents, Judy and Grady Joiner as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. There will be a brief Celebration of Mark’s life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. In honor of Mark, please dress casual. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Goldthwaite Music Festival – or to the New Braunfels Community Cat Coalition –

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  1. Surely heaven has gained an angel but the world is a little less bright without him here. We will miss Mark.

  2. We feel blessed we got to make memories with Mark, he will live in our hearts forever. Sending so much love to you both, he loved you so much.

  3. Even as a young man Mark was always a special, extremely talented and creative person. He was a treasured friend to our son Heath and we know his memories will live on for many years to come in stories and the beautiful glasswork he left behind. Condolences to his family from the Green family.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss! Mark was one of the kindest and funniest guys we knew!! He will be greatly missed. Love, Katie, Killian & Memphis Marchand. Please give Aunt Jenny a big hug and kiss for us Marky Mark, see you one day! Love you!

  5. I was very sad to hear the news of Mark’s passing. I met Mark thru my good friends Mike and Amanda Adrian. For the few times I was around Mark, he was always such a joy to be around and just a genuine person. Such a talented individual that had a great soul. He made me a belt buckle one year for my birthday! Every time I wear it I always thought of Joiner. I will treasure it even more and be saddened to think he is no longer with us. He was taken much too early! It was an honor to have met Joiner. He will be missed greatly and never forgotten! My heart goes out to Mark’s family. Your son’s memory will live on in the hearts of so many. My deepest condolences. Heather Fennessy

  6. Mark will be dearly missed! My heart goes out to you and your family. His memory will live on in the hearts of so many.

  7. My condolences to the family, Sandi and Hailey. I had only just recently met Mark, but I know he will be sorely missed.

  8. We are so sorry for loss, Mark was an amazing person and will be missed by many! Love, Katie Jeremy, Killian, Memphis Marchand & Mike Mason.

  9. Dear Sandi and the Joiner family. Words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. Although I only had the opportunity to talk to Mark over the course of one evening, I could tell that he was a genuinely good person who had an incredible amount of mutual love and respect across so many people who knew him. The world is a better place because of people like Mark. Sincerely, David Marks

  10. …so saddened by this shocking loss, but also ever so grateful for the fun times & memories. When we asked what you wanted for your recent 50th, you simply said “more naps”…to be tattooed across your knuckles…one-of-a-kind, for sure…sweet Marky-Mark. We promise to be there for dear Sandi…for Hailey & the pups…for so many great friends we share…sitting at the Phoenix bar & porch is never gonna feel the same, but we will always toast to the great times we shared…Mike & Christen Watts

  11. Joiners friendship was just a memorable gift in itself. If we were rolling in his CRX back in high school or catching up with all the stories of our past ventures as older fellas. We always ran into fun folks and unique strangers became friends. Like this time we walked out of a restaurant in NB and a fireman was playing bag pipes. In typical Joiner language he says to the fireman that’s a “crazy instrument”. And then the fireman plays a beautiful send off to us both.

  12. We are so grateful to have known Mark. His true warmth and kindness emanated and will surely live on in the many lives he impacted. Rest easy buddy.

  13. With loving memories of “Mark Joiner”, these trees will live on in Marks memory! He will always be loved and greatly missed!

  14. Words cannot express how much we will miss Mark’s smile and humor. May your family seek comfort knowing that he touched so many of us, so greatly.

  15. Keep finding the best times we all came together in my photo library. These kids took NB by storm in a motorcade of bikes for the whole weekend.

  16. From the Bradshaw family, Alexandra, Phillip, Gabrielle, Karen and Mike, Our heart is heavy with Marks passing. He was a very special man.

  17. I am heartbroken. I haven’t kept in touch with Mark in years but I basically grew up skateboarding the streets with Mark and listening to Music together. Shared a lot of great times and memories with Mark.

  18. man my heart hurts for the joiner family and all the people who new him. . I just so grateful that I was able to call him my friend and having the opportunity of knowing one of the most kind and. wonderful souls on this planet . Mark Joiner you were one of a kind an original and thank you for sharing that and letting me be Apart of it .

  19. Love and miss you, Mark. You lit my world from the moment I met you. You made me laugh like no one else and the minute you walked in a room it was so much brighter. It was so easy to be with you.

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