Clark, DeWayne

Written by David Green.

DeWayne A. Clark, 80, of Hudson, Mich., died July 1, 2006 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was born June 12, 1926 in Alvordton, Ohio, the son of Clifford and Mazie (Douglass) Clark. He married Clela M. Koop in the Ransom Congregational Church on Jan. 22, 1950, and she survives.

DeWayne was a lifelong resident of the Clayton, Hudson and Pittsford areas. He was a graduate of the last class to graduate from Clayton High School. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong farmer, a miller at Pittsford Feed Mill was also a milk hauler. He worked at the Hudson Senior Center and was a member of Thornhill Baptist Church in Hudson.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, DeWarren (and Gloria) Clark of Waldron, DeLoy Clark of Osseo, Delwinn (and Susan) Clark of North Adams and Deryl (and Rhonda) Clark of Adrian; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Myron (and Betty) Clark of Prattville and Maurice (and Leora) Clark and Douglas (and Harriett) Clark, both of Morenci; two sisters, Vedetta Crater of Hudson and Eileen (and John) Mills of Missouri and two special friends, Brenda Vaugh of Hillsdale and Kay Carleton of Stockbridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Charles Crater.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Elton Spurgeon officiating. Burial will follow in Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford, with military rites.

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