Mark Allen Hitt, 53, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on October 24, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Horace Clinton and Frances Lavern (Hennecke) Hitt. Growing up, Mark helped on the family farm with his father in Cape Girardeau. His love of agriculture inspired him to obtain a degree in Agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University in 1982. He was united in marriage on April 16, 1988, in Jefferson City to Deborah Jean McClurg-Hitt who survives at the home. Mark was the Manager of Business Expansion & Attraction for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Mark had been with the department for over 28 years helping promote and market Missouri agriculture all over the world. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as an Elder, Chairman of the Ushers, and serving on the Finance Committee. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, the Sunrise Optimist Club, and volunteered with ABLE Learning Center. Mark enjoyed fishing, wood working, wine making, and playing scrabble with his family and friends. Not only was he faithful to his church, Mark was a devoted husband and father. He was a role model to those that came to know him. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Nathan Hitt and Logan Hitt, both of Springfield, Mo; two siblings, Vicki (Larry) Yeargain, Cape Girardeau; Randy (Amy) Hitt, Arnold; his grandmother, Lillian Hitt, Cape Girardeau; and his mother-in-law, Regina McClurg, Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Hitt and a father-in-law, James L. McClurg. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Russ Bowder officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 803 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.