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Sullivan Clark

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

ESSEX - Sullivan Clark Jr., 70, of rural Essex, died Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Born Nov. 14, 1931, in Hayti, son of the late Sullivan and Delia Loggins Clark, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He was a self-employed farmer and retired as a bus driver for Richland High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Bloomfield American Legion Post 382. He was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Grayridge, where he served as head of the Deacon Board and was also a member of the Christian Liberty Association Board of Directors.

On Dec. 31, 1954, he married Minnie Pryor who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: eight sons, Willie Clark, Charles Clark, Sullivan "Sonny" Clark and Mitchell Clark 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; and 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 1 p.m. at the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Leroy Williams, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.

The Missouri Military Honors Program will conduct graveside rites at Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.

Sparks Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.