Cecil LeRoy Clark, 76, of Red Oak, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak. Pastor Carl Phillips officiated. Memorials may be directed to the family. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com.
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Cecil was the son of George and Ethel (Roots) Clark, born Aug. 6, 1936, in Hastings. He graduated from high school in l954, and served his country in the U. S. Army from Oct. 22, 1959 until his honorable discharge Feb. 5, 1962. He was united in marriage to Karen Kay Adams on July 23, 1964, in Omaha. When Cecil returned home from the service, he worked for his dad on the farm. Cecil and Karen made their home in Hastings until moving to Acorn Acres in Red Oak in March of 2005. Cecil spent most of his years working for the John Deere dealership in Malvern and later in Red Oak. He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, his grandchildren and great-grandson.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Hazel Eddie, Doris Alexander and Linda Davis; and brother, George Clark, Jr.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Karen of Red Oak; children: Raymond and Jan Harris of Blue Springs, Mo.; Mary and Greg Wade of Red Oak; and Ken and Kristin Clark of St. Louis; grandchildren: Matthew and Miranda Wade of Council Bluffs; Emily Wade and Brian Wade of Red Oak; Christine Harris and Stephanie Harris of Blue Springs; Mitchell Clark and Evan Clark of St. Louis; great-grandson, Preston Wade of Council Bluffs; and sister, Betty Benson of Las Vegas, Nev.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
509 N. Sixth Street
Red Oak, IA 51566
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Dec. 5, 2012