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Richard Elwin Clark Sr.

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Richard Elwin Clark Sr., 79, of Bellefontaine, went home to be with the Lord at 5:15 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home.

He was born in West Mansfield on Dec. 21, 1933, to the late Benjamin Clifford and Clara Lynch Clark. He also was preceded in death by his son, Randy Clark; three sisters, Vyrtle Boyd, Barbara Ann George and Mary Cane; and a brother, Lewis Wayne Clark.

On Sept. 20, 1957, he married the former Voncella Rogan and she survives, along with his three children, Twyla Clark, Elwin Clark and Eddie Clark, all of Bellefontaine; a granddaughter, Téa Breanna Clark; a sister, Betty Lou Rogan of Bellefontaine; four brothers, Warren (Theresa) Clark of Bellefontaine, Lester (Gloria Dean) Clark of Kenton, and Neal (Quo Vadis) Clark and Roscelle Clark, both of Bellefontaine; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He retired after 39 years at International Trucks in Springfield, where he was an assembler and more recently an inspector.

He was baptized in the Auburn Avenue Baptist Church in Bellefontaine and was currently a member of the Second Baptist Church in Lima, where he had served as a trustee for the past 20 years.

He also coached Little League baseball in Bellefontaine for 18 years.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home of Bellefontaine. Pastor Dennis Ward officiates a funeral at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Second Baptist Church, 520 W. Spring St., Lima, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is at 1 p.m. Thursday in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty, with military rites by the Logan County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund.

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