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William Mark Scarbrough

February 20, 1952 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 65)

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Celebration of Life
November 25, 2017

2:00 PM
Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service
406 S. Orange St.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

William Mark Scarbrough, age 65, a New Smyrna Beach native and long-time area resident, passed away at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on September 3, 2017.

As a youth, Mark was a lifeguard, but his 28 year career was in aerospace, working with NASA, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, Martin Marietta, Skunk Works, United Space Alliance, and Boeing.  In 1989, he received the Silver Snoopy Award, the Astronauts Personal Achievement Award for his professionalism and dedication which greatly enhanced flight safety and mission success.  He also received the First Shuttle Achievement Award in appreciation for his contribution to success of the first manned orbital flight of the Space Shuttle.  He received the flag that flew on Space Shuttle Columbia on November 12, 1981 for his significant contribution to the success of that mission.  In addition to aerospace work, he was involved with experimental aircraft and defense projects.

An outdoors man, Mark loved the ocean, surfing, the mountains and skiing. A generous and spiritual man and past member of Coronado Community United Methodist Church, he was always helping others.  He was a lifetime scholar who had to learn something new every day, especially in the disciplines of  multiple religions and music.

Survivors include his son, William Jacob Scarbrough of Toluca Lake, California; his daughter, Sarah Scarbrough Clerkin-Powell of New Smyrna Beach; grandchildren, Joseph Clerkin II of Samsula, Hunter Powell of Edgewater, and John Tucker Douglas of New Smyrna Beach; sisters, Dana Herr of Sanford and Lisa Lusé of Melbourne; and the mother of his children, Cindy Coleman of Edgewater.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Helen Scarbrough and a brother, Clay Scarbrough.

Celebration of Mark’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25 at Settle-Wilder Chapel, with the Reverend Robert C. Brown officiating.  A reception will immediately follow at the Anglers Yacht Club, 2 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach.

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