Mark Hyatt Gaston Sr.

02/12/1961 - 11/24/2023

Mark Hyatt Gaston Sr.

02/12/1961 - 11/24/2023

Mark Hyatt Gaston, Sr., 62, of Louisville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 24, 2023. Mark was born on February 12, 1961, in Evansville, IN to G. LaMar Gaston, Jr. and Sue McCoy Gaston.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue McCoy Gaston in 1992, stepsister Kathy Penna von Roenn in 2021, and stepdaughter Hailey Stallcup.

Mark is survived by his wife Terri Stallcup Gaston; parents G. LaMar Gaston and Joan Penna Gaston; his sisters Anne Ricci (David) and Nancy Gaston (Angie Moser); his children Ashley Day (Sean), Brooke Murray (Justin), Hyatt Gaston (Jessica), and Lilly Gaston (Matt Forst); his stepchildren Savannah Stallcup, Cameron Stallcup, and Sydney Stallcup; stepbrother Edwin Penna IV (Susan); stepsister Page Penna (Burleigh Kaster); three nieces Allison Moore, Samantha Horton, and Carli Ricci; and eight grandchildren Colin, Teagan, Fallon, Quinn, Zane, Nash, River, and Vail.

Mark attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and remained an avid IU fan. He then obtained his law degree at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Outside of his academic and professional pursuits, Mark loved history and served on the Board of Locust Grove Historic Home.

Mark was a stellar litigator practicing out of Louisville for 40 years. Mark was compassionate and understood the saying, “There but for the grace of God go I. " He represented the wealthy and the poor, the innocent and the guilty with the same zealous passion and professionalism.  Mark knew the law and how to argue it in the best interest of his clients. Mark was a kind, generous bulldog who handled cases for some people simply for the sake of justice. He also served as a guardian ad litem in Family DNA cases representing children and parents and in Guardianship cases, representing the elderly with no one to stand up for them but him. 

He was a loving family man and left behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, and a strong sense of family values. It is a testament to his character that you didn't have to be blood-related to be his family. He loved deeply! Mark will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the love of those who hold him dear in their hearts. Mark’s final wish was that his family go to Williamsburg, VA to hold a Celebration of his life, eat and toast to him at the Raleigh Tavern, his favorite place.

Arrangements - Magnolia Cremations will be facilitating the flower collection and delivery to the church. Send flowers to Magnolia Cremations, 2517 Veterans Pkwy, Jeffersonville IN 47130. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Locust Grove Historic Home, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.

Visitation - Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville.

Funeral Service - Saturday, December 2nd 12:00 at Second Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary. 

Celebration of Life - Saturday, December 2nd following the Funeral Service at Second Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall

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