A funeral service for Lawrence Clark, 91, formerly of Harbor Hills, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial will follow in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery on Linnville Road.
He passed away November 8, 2010, at Autumn at the Lake in Thornville. He was born April 12, 1919, in Muskingum County to the late Orton G. and Mary L. (McCormick) Clark.
He graduated from Jacksontown High School and served in WWII in the Army.
Mr. Clark was president of Clark Bros. Farms, Inc. located on Linnville Road in Franklin Township which was in operation since the late 1930’s. He was a firm believer in soil conservation with Clark Bros. Farms receiving conservation honors from the Goodyear Corporation and the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District. He served on Conservation Disrict’s board for for six years and was a past member of Licking County Junior Livestock Association, the Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club, Franklin Grange and Ohio Farm Bureau. He served as a school board member for Franklin Township School and was on the board when Jacksontown and Hebron schools consolidated to form the Lakewood School District. Mr. Clark was a stockholder and livestock buyer for the former Scioto Provision Company of Newark, and sales representative for A.O. Smith Harvestore Corporation.
He is survived by his children, Shirley (Ronald) Guyer of Pierson, FL, Roger L. (Artistia) Clark of Newark, Carol (Sonny) Brockway of Hebron, and Rosalie M. Parkinson of Newark; sister, Lauretta J. (Robert) Walters of Newark; two sisters-inlaw, Marilyn (Richard) Axline (formerly Mills) and Peggy Esworthy (formerly Cooperrider); nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren, and six stepgreat grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine B. (Cooperrider) Clark; seven brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.
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