Mark Alton Farrington, 66, of Amarillo, TX succumbed after a two-year battle with cancer on December 19, 2022, as a Hospice patient.
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” Proverbs 16:9. Since 1994, Mark Alton Farrington was duly aware that God had intervened in his “steps.” The crossroads would influence his answering the call on his life.
“Good people come from small towns” applied to Mark, who established early, happy memories in the town of Canadian. As the son of Vernie and Bette Farrington, any “behavior” was reported with a simple phone call home – no secrets in a small town.
In 1994, Mark made two life-changing decisions. He married a Borger High School teacher, and he returned to academia for a career change from employment in the oil industry. He became a husband and a Paramedic in 1994. Later, in 1999, he graduated from Amarillo College with an ADN as a Registered Nurse. His skill-set broadened as an EMS Paramedic and as a RN in Emergency Room settings at Borger’s Golden Plains Hospital and NWT Hospital in Amarillo. His employment with Amarillo BSA was from 2007-20022, primarily at Physicians Surgical Hospital at Quail Creek. Faith, family, and nursing were what he loved most.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Vernie A. Farrington. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Farrington; mother, Bette Kramer; step-father, Merle Kramer; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan Farrington and wife Jaime; granddaughter, Charisma Farrington; daughters, Amanda Farrington and Samantha Farrington; step-children, Hillary Yildez and husband Illhan, and Cortney Goodwin; brother, Kevin Farrington and wife Sandra; step-sister, Rita Kramer; step-brother, Marvin and Sherri Kramer; brothers-in-law, James Williams and wife Cyndi, and Monte Williams and wife Kelli.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, December 29th, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79109.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Amarillo College School of Nursing for future nurses.
While Mark’s steps on this earth are no more, the legacy he left in the hearts of family, friends, and patients carries on.
15 Replies to “Mark Alton Farrington”
Mark was such a wonderful friend ever since before school years! Our parents were best friends and we spent many years together from a very small age! We had so much fun together doing what kids loved to do back in the older days! We were in school together up through high school! He was like a brother to me and I thought the world of him! He went on to become a nurse and was the best nurse you could have asked for! He was a nurse for my of my family members! I am so heartbroken and will miss him terribly 😢❤!!! Rest , you are now pain free! You are with your dad again and what a reunion you both are having! One day we will be there together but until then, I will never forget you! Love you dearly ❤
I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Quail Creek Surgical Hospital. Mark was a bright light and a warm hug, always. Such a sweet spirit. A beautiful vessel of God’s love. So blessed to be a recipient of such a kind soul♡ you will be missed.
So blessed that God, in His infinite wisdom, chose to grace our path with Mark Farrington. His quiet strength, warm smile, adventurous spirit and loving heart will impact us much longer than the short time we knew him. Nancy, our prayers are for your comfort and peace.
Was a great friend and he and my late wife worked together at GPCH. She loved working with Mark and later helped take care of her when she was so sick. Prayers to his family.
Mark will be missed in the nursing profession. I had the pleasure of working with Mark several years at NWTH ER. He was a professional & always smiling & had so much compassion for his patients & their families.
He loved his wife so very much & always glowed when he spoke of her. Heaven has a new angel. My heart goes out to his wife & family. I will pray for the Lord to give y’all strength & comfort.
I loved you Mark and I know God will remember your empathy and kindness you shared with your patients.RIP my brother🌹🙏🏻❤️
Such a great guy! Mark you will be missed!!
Nancy, so sorry to read of Mark’s passing. Peace be with you.
Larry & Ellen
Rip Mark, you were a good man and provider, that loved your family with all your heart. I know your happy getting to visit with your dad who was also taken away to soon.
The Farrington’s, once neighbors and always family friends while in Canadian. Saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. My condolences to the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this time of loss. Mark always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say as I saw him around Quail Creek.
You will truly be missed
I love you papa and I miss you so much
The medical community of Amarillo lost a wonderful nurse, colleague and friend that will be deeply missed. He was a joy to work along side, always with a smile on his face. Prayers to the Mark’s family during this difficult time.
You were a great human being! I loved working with you! You will be missed. Big hug to your family.