Mark was born on February 5, 1961 in Forth Worth to Charles William (Bill) and Sharon Lee (Hunt) Auldridge. He grew up in Waco attending Crestview Elementary, Tennyson Jr. High and graduating from Jefferson Moore High School. Mark also attended MCC and TSTC. He was a drama student in High School and loved performing. He was an accomplished magician known as "MAGIC MARK" and performed at the Water Works, Waco Chamber of Commerce events and other functions. Mark also performed at the Magic Castle in Las Vegas. He was a very caring and loving individual and made many treasured friends during his time on earth and each and every one were very special to him. Mark left this world with many hopes, dreams and plans for things he still wanted to do. He had a dauntless zest for life. Mark loved and adored his two nieces dearly and referred to them as "Snot Face and Booger Nose" since their favorite movie together was "Drop Dead Fred".
Mark was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.