Mark Hymer was born July 11 th , 1955 in Temple, TX to Jack and Martha (Ward) Hymer. He passed\naway Wednesday August 9 th , 2023 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 68.\n\nMark lived an adventurous life full of love and family. Growing up he had visited 8 countries around\nthe world by the time he was 12 years old thanks to his father's work as a pastor. As a child he lived in\nMissouri before moving to Australia where he lived in Sydney, NSW and Perth, WA for almost 5 years\nbetween 1965 and 1969. After returning to the states, his family lived for a short time again in\nMissouri then moved to Hampton, VA where he graduated high school at Hampton High School. He\nwould go on to attend Spartan College of Aeronautics and graduate from Missouri State University\ngaining his Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree minoring in Computer Science and\nManagement.\n\nThis interest in computer technology as well as aviation would lead to a 35-year-long career in Aviation\nSimulation. His lifelong dream of earning his pilot's license was finally realized in his late 50s after he\nspent five years building his replica Fokker DVII WWI biplane from canvas and aluminum piping.\nMark would go on to share his plane with thousands and teach the history of WWI at airshows all over\nthe United States. Other interests included PC gaming, pinball, and embarrassing his granddaughters\nby flying his biplane at low altitude in circles above their various very public social functions while\nwearing his favorite pilot goggles and white silk scarf. Above all else, however, his main love and\nfocus was always his family.\n\nMark was preceded in death by his parents Jack Hymer and Martha Hutchison, and brother-in-law\nRobert Bailey.\n\nHe is survived by his two sons, Cameron Reimer and wife Kacie Reimer, and Aaron Hymer; three\ngranddaughters, Bayleigh Reimer, Madison Reimer, and Callie Reimer; brother Philip Hymer; two\nsisters, Elizabeth Gioia and husband John Gioia, and Jacqueline Bailey; and many many uncles, aunts,\ncousins, nieces, and nephews.\n\nHe will be deeply missed.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday August 16 th , 2023 at the Legacy Chapel at\nWoodland Memorial Park Cemetery in Sand Springs, OK. Condolences may be shared at\nwww.dilloncares.com.