Mark Martin Pavely, 75, of Jefferson City, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 17, 1942, the son of Walter Jerome and Marion Violet (Glemser) Pavely.
Mark attended Woodward High School in Cincinnati. He attended four years of night college now part of Cincinnati University towards a certificate in Electrical Technology (Power option).
He earned his Journeyman Power Lineman card at Cincinnati Gas and Electric. He agreed to move to Missouri to be closer to his wifes family and worked for Missouri Power and Light which became Union Electric and then Ameren. In 1984, Union Electric promoted him to Assistant Superintendent of Electrical Operations of Capital District.
Ameren used his expertise to train linemen how to restore power while the power lines remained hot.
Mark was an expert welder and built many projects for his family. He won camping gear and a trophy with his muzzle loader. His children and grandchildren were a big joy in his life. He enjoyed helping prepare weekly family meals. Mark enjoyed working out at the Firley YMCA.
First he married Donna Bullington. They had two sons. On April 13, 1968, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in California, MO, he married Barbara Ann Poehlmann who survives at their home. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed 20 years of retirement.
Mark was a Christian convert in his 20s. He wrote Bible studies on many of the New Testament books and taught Bible classes. Mark read his Bible faithfully each day and witnessed his faith to family and friends.
Survivors include: his wife Barbara Pavely of the home; three sons, Mark (Pam) Pavely II of Union, MO; Gregory Pavely of Cincinnati, OH; and Daniel (Amy) Pavely of Jefferson City, MO; one daughter, Joanna (Andrew) Smith of Jefferson City, MO; eight grandchildren, Barry (Megan) Pfeiffer, Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Pavely, III, Corey Pfeiffer, Alex Pavely, Whitney Pavely, Sydney Smith, Gage Pavely, and Brody Smith; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Jay Pavely of Burlington, Kentucky.
Mark was proceeded in death by his parents; one brother, Phil Pavely; and one sister, Patricia (Pavely) Goldstone.
Private family services will be held. A graveside service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown, MO will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran School PTL, American Bible Society, Jamestown Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, or to a charity of the donors choice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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