Marlin Clark, 85, of Augusta, died Friday, April 5, 2013.
Marlin Clark, 85, of Augusta, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Life Care in Andover.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013; services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, both at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.
Marlin was born on Jan. 27, 1928 in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Lloyd B. and Hilda Hazel (Crapson) Clark. He graduated from Potwin High School and received his Pharmacist Degree from Kansas University. He served in the United State Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a corpsman in the Navy. He worked with his father at Clark Drug Store in El Dorado and from 1953 to 1999, at the drug store in Augusta. He married Shirley Boone in a ceremony at the First Christian Church in El Dorado on Aug. 5, 1956. He enjoyed sports - especially Kansas University sports; he was a religious person and loved to tell stories, jokes, sing and dance. Marlin was very proud of his family and loved spending time with them. He especially loved his kids and grandchildren and they called him “Boom-Pa.”
Those he leaves: his wife Shirley of the home; children, Bryan Clark, Augusta, Brook and Kim Clark, Towanda, and Kimberly and husband Randy Ellison, Andover; four granddaughters, Ashley and Kaitlyn Clark; Rylee and Paige Ellison; great-granddaughter, Paytlyn Clark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott Michael and two sisters, Barbara and Jayne.
Memorials to his memory for the American Heart Association may be left at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado where friends may call. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.