Mark Champion, age 50, of Ellenboro, passed away Monday, July 17, 2023 at Mission Health-Asheville.
Mark was born Saturday, March 24, 1973 in Rutherford County to the late Steve Henry Champion, Sr. and Katie Greenlee Champion. He worked as a service manager for Superior Plus Propane in Asheville for many years and was a current member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mark enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid golfer. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. Mark’s likable and outgoing personality endeared him to those who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-two years, Crystal Champion; daughter, Kaitlyn Champion; son, Kyle Mark Champion; sister, Maria Hudson (Grady) of Ellenboro; brothers, Jeff Champion of Cliffside and Steve Champion (Dannielle) of Ellenboro. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 22nd at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Philbeck, Reverend Greg Qualls and Reverend Randy Heffner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.