Orven “Dale” Clark

In Loving Memory(Cremation) Memorial visitation for Orven “Dale” Clark will be from 2-4 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009, with family remarks and U.S. Army Honors at 3:30 PM. Contributions are suggested to the VA. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Orven Dale Clark, 73 of Hume, Missouri passed away January 31, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dale was born October 6, 1939 in Barry County, Missouri, son of Glen and Fala (King) Clark. He served in the Vietnam War, and sang and played music for his fellow troops. Dale drove a truck for Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) for approximately 38 years.  Music was a very big part of Dale’s life, and he founded the Country Western band, “The Dale Clark Four.”

Dale loved to tell jokes, and was very outgoing and willing to help whenever he could. In later years, Dale and Evelyn retired to their farm in Hume, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Clark of Hume; sons Michael Clark of Oak Grove, MO and Matthew and wife Megan Clark of Lee’s Summit, MO; daughter Deanna Rhodes of Jefferson City, MO; and daughter Natalie Pool of Raytown, MO. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy Talbert, and her children Teddy and Angie.  He also leaves behind multiple grandchildren.

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6 thoughts on “Orven “Dale” Clark

  1. I have known Dale since 1958 when we left Barry County and came to Kansas City to find employment. He was a joker, a singer and most of all a real friend! He was one of a kind and will be missed by many.

    Tom Seitz

  2. Dale and Evelyn are and were in our thoughts and prayers this weekend in Church. We pray that the family will find some peace. Dale will be missed as the brother I never had. God Bless him and the family. Cousins Dennis and Linda in New Mexico.

  3. I’m so sad to hear of Dale’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Evelyn and Dale’s family. He was always so nice to me and he will be missed. Debie Radcliff (daughter of Dennis and Linda Clark), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  4. I am grateful for the life of Mr. Clark. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

    Bob in Grandview, Missouri

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