Mark Howe Trusty, Jr., 72 of Subiaco, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Fort Smith. He was born on October 18, 1945 in Paris, Arkansas to his parents, Mark Howe and Ora Mae (Moore) Trusty, Sr.. He worked for several years with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 29 out of Fort Smith and retired in 2012 from the Subiaco Abbey after thirty years of service. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco and his greatest joys were gardening, tending to his animals, country music, cooking, driving down country backroads and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mark Howe and Ora Mae (Moore) Trusty, Sr.; his grandparents, Mark Hanna and Wanda Wain (Sanders) Trusty and Austin and Julia (Spicer) Moore; his father in law, Eugene Eckart; a sister-in-law, Mary Elaine Davidson and three nephews, Ross Lee, Garland Cotton and Ryan Davidson.
He is survived by his wife of forty seven years, Lou (Eckart) Trusty of Subiaco; one daughter, Leigh Hill and husband Russell of Pottsville; one son, Andy Trusty and wife Ali of Lavaca; two sisters, June Claunch of Paris and Wanda Reed and husband Ronnie of Mena; his mother in law, Louise Eckart of Subiaco and five grandchildren, Claire Trusty, Lyla Hill, Oliver Trusty, Landry Hill and Reagan Hill.
Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m., on Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 St. Benedict Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Mark Stengel O.S.B.. Burial will follow in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be Lee Claunch, Mike Davidson, Frank Eckart, Nick Eckart, Raymond Eckart and Shane Lee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Subiaco Abbey or Academy, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, Arkansas 72865.