Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



January 26, 2022

Donald Gene Clark, 83, of Crestwood, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Town and Country, Mo. Born Jan. 18, 1939, in Wood River, Ill., he was the son of Raymond and Bonnie Marie (Tilton) Clark. On Dec. 22, 1974, in St. Louis, he married Faye Langley of Staunton. She survives.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was a diesel mechanic for EJ Motor Transport in East St. Louis before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Clark of Crestwood; a son, Donald Clark of Roxana; daughters, Kelly McBride of St. Charles, Mo., Brenda Copeland of Wood River; step-son, Daniel (Kathy) Oettel of Wood River; step-daughter, Susan Oettel (Chip) Bunch of Glendale, Mo.; three grandchildren, Alex Oettel, Bridget (Jacob) Waldman, Philip Logan Bunch; and a brother, Raymond Clark of Gillespie. He was uncle to Staunton residents, Mary Beth Rae, Sheila Portugal and Gary Langley. Don was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John J. Clark.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to The Wounded Warriors Project. Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.

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