(note from Mark's sister) Mark Monroe. What can I say. He was thoughtful, kind, stubborn , knowledgeable, friendly and feisty all at once. But he always had your back. Always. He loved his family more than anything especially his grandson, Peyton. He seldom missed a Saturday morning to call saying, "well, what do ya know today." He was always the optimist and that helped him through his illness to the very end. And Saturday comes and I expect the phone to ring.