Jr. Mark Houston Senter Jr. of Lexington, S.C. , died at age 97 of natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Lexington.His amazing resiliency in dealing with the health challenges associated with aging finally came to an end as he slipped quietly into the waiting arms of his Lord.Mr. Senter married Alice Mary Ann Watkins in Rochester, Minn., on June 22, 1942. Alice died on Feb. 19, 1969. In April of 1974, Mark married Elizabeth Crews Hobson in Jonas Ridge, N.C. Betty passed away on July 26, 2006 in Linville, N.C.Mr. Senter is survived by his four children, Mark Houston Senter III and wife, Ruth, of Lake Forest, Ill., Harvey William Senter and wife, Lee, of Sumter, Gregg Stephen Senter and wife Patty, of Richmond, Va., and Betsy Ann Senter Kosh and husband Joseph of Lexington. His seven grandchildren include Jori Senter Susanka and husband, Daniel, Nicholas Senter and wife, Joanna, Liza Senter Cleveland and husband Henry, Taylor Senter and wife, Katherine, Allison Kosh Bedenbaugh and husband, Adam, Stefanie Kosh and Caroline Kosh; four great-grandchildren include Elijah Senter, Emmy Susanka, Aubrey Senter and Mary Addison Bedenbaugh.The celebration of the life of Mark H. Senter Jr. will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in the Chapel at Lexington Baptist Church, 308 East Main St., Lexington, S.C.A brief graveside gathering will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga.Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be given in memory of Mark H. Senter Jr. to Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321.On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements (803-775-9386).