Brian Lee Mardis, 37, of Iuka, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on June 25, 1975 in Pratt, the son of Danny Lee Mardis and Brenda Mardis (Petrowsky) Ford.

Brian was a farmer. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preston, and the Township 8 Fire Department, Byers.

Surviving are his mother, Brenda Ford and husband Eldon of Pratt; his grandmother, Avis Mardis of Pratt; a sister, Cassandra Jo Mardis of Pratt; four nieces, Bailee, Breane, Brooke, and Dani Farr; three step-brothers, Michael Ford, Ryan Ford and wife Brittany, and Cameron Ford.

He was preceded in death by his father, Danny Lee Mardis, and his grandfather, Richard Mardis.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral services will be on at 2 p.m Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preston, with Pastor Michael Schotte officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be made to South Wind Hospice or the Pratt Recreation Department in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at