CLARK, ROY ERNEST  (VETERAN WWII) - Bourbon County, Kansas | ROY ERNEST  (VETERAN WWII) CLARK - Kansas Gravestone Photos

Roy Ernest (Veteran WWII) CLARK

Fort Scott National Cemetery (AKA Old Fort Historical Site) Cemetery
Bourbon County,

World War II
January 6, 1918 - December 27, 2009
Purple Heart

Fort Scott Tribune Obituary
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Roy Ernest Clark, age 91, former resident of Uniontown, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Mercy Health Center.

He was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Ernest Alvin Clark and Nina Mae Chambers Clark.

Roy was a 1936 graduate of Uniontown High School.

He married Nellie Lucille Smith on his 21st birthday, Jan. 6, 1939, in Uniontown. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2005.

He was a veteran of WW II serving with the United States Army. He served with the 35th Division in the European Theater.

Roy was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

From 1946 to 1967 he worked in construction and also at Bruce and Marble Granite Works.
In 1967 he was hired as maintenance supervisor for Fort Scott Community College and helped move the college to it's present campus.

He was a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church, Uniontown Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star where he had served a Worthy Patron.

He was also a life member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His hobbies include fishing, wood working, gardening, traveling and camping.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Ramsey and husband Richard, Uniontown, Kan.; and a son, David Clark, Independence, Kan. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Russell Clark, and a great-grandson, Ryan Campbell.

Rev. Joel Dunn conducted funeral services Monday, Jan. 4, in the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial follow in U. S. National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the V.F.W.

The flag was presented to the family by great-grandson Staff/Sgt Daniel Koppa.

The family received friends on Monday until service time at the Chapel.

Memorials were suggested to either the Roy and Nellie Clark Scholarship Fund at FSCC or the Uniontown United Methodist Church.

Contributed on 12/19/13 by evychristensen
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Submitted: 12/19/13 • Approved: 8/9/18 • Last Updated: 8/12/18 • R21117-G0-S3

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