Mark G. McGrew

Published 2:23 pm Monday, May 14, 2018

June 20, 1957 ~ May 3, 2018

Mark G. McGrew, age 60, of Willis, Texas, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, in Cy-Fair, Texas.

Mark was born June 20, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas, to James Kennedy “Doc” McGrew and Vivian Phillips McGrew.  He was the youngest of three children.

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He graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, in 1979 and was a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Mark had a long and successful career in Firefighting and Hazmat, Paramedic, Litigation, and Health Safety Environmental, each in an industrial and corporate setting.

Mark was Senior HSE Manager with Forum Energy Technologies, where he worked with good friend and colleague Kevin Clothier. He had an inexhaustible work ethic and was highly respected by those with whom he worked. He called everyone he worked with his “Good Buddy.”

Mark was a passionate man dedicated to his family, always putting them first in his life. He also loved firefighting, sports and sports memorabilia, and a good beer or two (or three), and music.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents, James McGrew and Vivian McGrew, brother Mike McGrew, and mother-in-law Ruth Tipton.

Mark is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dawn Angela Tipton McGrew, his children, Ryan James McGrew, JD, of Dallas, Texas, and Shannon Leigh McGrew, NR-Paramedic, of Ocala, Florida; close nephew Chip Toliver of Bridge City, Texas, sister Pat McGrew of Galveston, Texas, and longtime friend and brother-in-law Guy Renee’ Tipton of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He also leaves behind many friends and colleagues from Gulf/Chevron, Albis, Baker Hughes, and Forum Energy Technologies.

Mark – devoted husband, loving father, and lifelong friend –  will be deeply and sadly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Guy Renee’ Tipton officiating. 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas 77301.