Gary Lee Clarke
Gary Lee Clarke, 62, of Mt. Vernon died 3:15 p.m.
July 10, 2005, at his home.
He worked at Fairfield Memorial Hospital as a medical lab
Mr. Clarke was born June 24, 1943, in Mt. Vernon to Cedric L. and
Leah (Horrell) Clarke. He married Ruth Ann (Atkinson) Clarke Aug. 20,
1966, in Mt. Vernon; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Jim Allison will officiate. Burial
will follow at Atkinson Cemetery in rural Jefferson County.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Clarke of Mt. Vernon;
a son, Rahn A. Clarke and wife Koletta of Mt. Vernon; a
daughter, Caryn L. Harris and husband James of Benton; three
grandchildren, Jordan Lee Clarke of Mt. Vernon, Emilee Clarke of
Mt. Vernon and Christian Harris of Benton; a sister, Phyllis Leiker
of Hays, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law,
Mr. Clarke attended Epworth United Methodist Church
in Mt. Vernon, where he and his wife, Ruth Ann, assisted
with maintenance at the church for over 20 years. He was an avid
Denver Bronco fan. He also loved NASCAR and Bill Elliot was his
favorite driver. He was a former member of the Old Timers Car Club,
King City Kustom Cruisers and the American Association of Bio Analysts.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist
Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. B ox 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon,
where you may call 242-3348 for more information.
Date: 12 Jul 2005
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman