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Herbert Leroy “Herb” Clark, age 85, of rural Lamar, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at his home following a long illness.      Herb was born August 5, 1928 at Lamar to James and Josephine (Feezell) Clark.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1948, served in Korea, and was a member of Lamar VFW Post 3691.  On July 5, 1952, Herb married Edna Pearl Wells and they have made Barton County their home for the past 62 years.  He had worked at Aaron’s Poultry, helped build and later worked at Big Smith in Lamar and Leggett & Platt in Carthage.  In addition to working at Thorco for more than 20 years, Herb also owned and operated Sam’s Place Pool Hall, Club 71, Pearl’s Place, Trackside Café, and Treasure Corner in Lamar.  He and Edna also raised and sold many different breeds of dogs to pet lovers all over the United States.  Herb was a licensed pilot who enjoyed the fellowship of other local pilots and the day trips they shared.  He was a member of Oakton United Methodist Church.      Survivors include his wife, Edna, of the home; a daughter, Sandy Lucas, Lamar; two sisters, Leila (Marion) Giger, Irwin, Missouri and Georgia Wallace, Overland Park, Kansas; a grandson, Scott (Kristian) Lucas, Jasper, Missouri; and two great-grandsons, Jackson Matthew and Wyatt Drake Lucas.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jason Matthew Lucas; a sister, Pauline Rea; and two brothers-in-law, Jerry Rea and Robert Wallace.      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial with full military honors will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.      Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideons International, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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