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Sullivan Clark

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Sullivan Clark, Jr., 70, resident of rural Essex (Penermon) was born on Nov. 14, 1931, in Hayti to the late Sullivan and Delia Loggins Clark and was a lifetime resident of Missouri. He died Aug. 12, 2002, at the St. Louis University Hospital. He was a self-employed farmer and a retired bus driver for Richland High School, an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the Bloomfield American Legion Post Number 382. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Grayridge where he served as head of the deacon board and was also a member of the board of the directors of the Christian Liberty Association. On Dec. 31, 1954, he was united in marriage to Minnie Pryor, who survives of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight sons, Willie Clark, Charles Clark, Sullivan (Sonny) Clark and Mitchell Clark, all of Sikeston, Elmer Clark and Gaylon Clark of Malden, Johnny Clark of Dallas, Texas, and Mark Clark of Rayton, N.M.; four daughters, Dealia Fave Hampton and Florence Shaw of Sikeston, Patricia Clark of Poplar Bluff, and Kelley Clark of the home; one brother, Charlie Clark of Charleston; one sister, Elizabeth McElmurry of St. Louis; 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church, 132 W. Center Street in Sikeston. Rev. Leroy Williams, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Charleston with the Missouri Military Honors Program conducting graveside rites. Sparks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.