Mark Steinle, age 62 of Clovis, New Mexico, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 22, 2022 while on a trip to Tahiti. He was born April 11, 1960 in Amarillo, Texas to Floyd and Virginia (Davis) Steinle. He married the love of his life, Esther Barris, in Clovis on July 31, 1982.
Mark worked at Clovis Equipment and Supply Company, a family business, for over 40 years. Along with his brother, Jeff, they took over the business when their dad retired.
Mark attended Clovis High School where he participated on the basketball team. He was proud to be a part of the 1979 team that won the state championship. He was an avid fan of OU Sooner football and Duke basketball. Mark loved food! He loved to cook for the family and will be remembered for his gumbo and pasole. His favorite thing to cook had to be pancakes for the grandkids. Second only to Jesus, he loved his daughter and grandkids more than anything in the world. He was a faithful husband, father and grandad. Family meant so much to him and he made sure we were all taken care of. We knew we could depend on him for anything. In addition, he loved his life-long friends with whom he enjoyed spending time. His friends were part of his extended family.
Mark loved to travel, whether it was with Esther, family or friends, he was always in for an adventure. He made many memorable trips both in the US, usually on his Harley, and abroad. The thing he always looked forward to was discovering new, local restaurants. We were never allowed to eat at a chain restaurant. He wanted to eat where the locals ate.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kent Steinle.
Mark is survived by his wife, Esther; his daughter, Vanessa Millender and her husband, Mark and his two grandchildren, Asher Millender and Ashlyn Millender of Clovis, New Mexico; his brother, Jeff Steinle and his wife, Lisa of Clovis, New Mexico; brother in-law, Richard Barris of Clovis, New Mexico; and a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to Angel Arms in care of Central Baptist Church, 2501 North Norris, Clovis, New Mexico, 88101. Memorials can also be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 621 N. Main, Clovis, New Mexico, 88101. Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.