Gary Dean Clark, 71, Independence, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Caney, to Carl and Edith Lurlee Clark. He grew up in Tyro and graduated from high school in Caney. He served in the United States Air Force. He had a college degree in architecture and was self-employed until his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Carl Dean Clark, Springfield, Mo.; four daughters, Sara Marie Clark, Cherryvale, Sherry Clark, Kelly Miller and Vickey Clark, all of Springfield; a brother, Steven Clark, Webb City, Mo.; and one grandchild.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Fawn Creek Cemetery, Tyro, under the direction of Potts Chapel. Memorials to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church may be left with the funeral home.