CARTHAGE, Ill. - Robert Earl ""Rob"" Clark, 47, of Carthage, died 8:28 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 1, 2014) at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
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Rob was born May 2, 1966, in Peoria, the son of Clyde and Wanda Palmer Clark.
He graduated from Morton High School in 1984. He received his bachelor of science in forestry management from the University of Illinois in 1989 and his MBA from Western Illinois University in 1999. Upon graduating from the U of I, Rob went to work as a forest technician for the USDA Forest Service in Oregon.
Rob had owned and operated Clark Forestry Consulting since 1993. He was involved in international forestry serving as the executive forester and operating manager of SRP International from 2000 to the present and was the forestry and quality consultant to Grandis Timber in Cambodia from 2009 to 2012. He also set up forestry workshops and provided tours in Southeast Asia (see website clarkforestry.com). On the national level he was the phytosanitary inspector for the Missouri Forest Products Association. He also owned and operated RJ's Pizza in Carthage for a few years
Rob has served in the Army National Guard.
He was a manager of the Farm Bureau in Hancock County Farm Bureau from 1991-99 and was a member of the Methodist church.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, hunting and hanging with friends and family. He especially enjoyed participating in activities with his son, Grant.
Rob is survived by his son, Grant Clark of Carthage; partner, Allison Grand of LaHarpe; his mother, Wanda Clark of San Jose; a brother, Gary (Kathy) Clark of Groveland; a sister, Mary (Gary Hancock) Heimer of San Jose; Allison's children, Ashley and Megan Percival; four nieces, Jade and Crystal Heimer and Madison and Molly Clark; and a nephew, Darrin Hancock.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde, and his grandparents.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in San Jose.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage.
MEMORIALS: Rob Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2014