Mr. Mark Charles Joseph Stidham, 70, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at UNC-BR Morganton, following a period of declining health.
Mark was born on December 11, 1952 in Marion, OH to the late Lee Stidham and Rosemary Caserta Stidham. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was locally known as a meat cutter, working for both Sams and Ingles over the years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Chris and Danny Stidham.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy Taylor Stidham of the home, three children, Mikalea Taylor-Cork and spouse James Cork of Morganton, Chris Stidham and spouse Alex Goins of Connelly Springs, and Dylan Stidham and spouse Kristin Hamm of Morganton. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Huck McGalliard, Cade and Camden Stidham, and Kaislee and Kambree Stidham.
The family will receive friends on Monday May 29, 2023 from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
A private inurnment will follow at the Black Mountain State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, at stjude.org.  The family welcomes flowers.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Stidham family.