James Clark

Monday, July 1, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- James E. Clark, 75, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 5, 1926, in McKenzie, Tenn., son of Joe Kelly and Lois Inez Parker Clark. He first married Anna Mac Florence on Jan. 11, 1946 and she preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 1976. He then married Nanna Fay Shriner on Feb. 4, 1978 at Martin Hills, Mo.

Clark was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God. He worked for Mt. Carmel, Ill., Oil Drilling Company for 10 years and then worked for Pryor-Green Land Leveling and Farming Company for several years. He had been a farmer with the Jean Klein Farms and for 14 year worked as a custodian for the Sikeston Public Schools at the high school. He retired in 1990.

Survivors include his second wife; three sons, Larry E. Clark and Roger Dale Clark, both of Cardwell, Mo., and Donald Ray Clark of Dexter, Mo.; a daughter, Donna Kay Haynes of Dexter; two stepsons; four stepdaughters; a brother, Harold Clark of Granite City, Ill.; five sisters, Janice Porter of New Castle, Wyo., Jean Wagner and Bonnie Greco, both of Michigan City, Ind.; Sue Tesh of Browns, Ill., and Martha Braden of Mt. Carmel; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. The Rev. Ira Sandefer will officiate with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.