Adams Center- Earl W. Corky Clark, 89, Adams Center, passed away Thursday, January 30th at the Samaritan Medical Center where he had been a patient since January 12th.
Calling hours are Monday, February 3rd from 4 pm – 7pm at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with a funeral service at 7 pm. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belleville Volunteer Fire Department.
Earl was born in Ellisburg, August 2, 1924, a son to Ward and Marjorie Syms Clark. He graduated from Belleville Central School. Earl served with the US Army during WWII in Japan.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to the North Country where he operated a dairy farm near Rural Hill in the Town of Ellisburg for 20 years. He owned and operated a farm machinery business in Belleville for many years, selling Badger farm equipment and Madison Silos. Earl went to work as a groundskeeper at Tomacys Golf Course in Adams for several years retiring ten years ago.
Earl was a member of the Lowville Elks Lodge, and spent many winters in Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed hunting, was an avid golfer. He enjoyed snowmobiling and four wheeling. Earl was 4-H leader with the Belleville Rough and Ready club.
Earl is survived by two sons, Donald (Sally) Clark, Adams Center; Richard (Debbie) Clark, Henderson. A daughter Sally (Herman) Kleiboer, Adams. Grandchildren Matthew Clark, Henderson; Sarah Stork, Tampa, FL; Brian Raymond, Henderson; William Raymond, Fulton and Tammy Raymond, Adams. A great granddaughter Dahlia. A brother Kenneth Clark, Eustis, FL and a sister Pauline Sidmore, Belleville. Many nieces and nephews.
Earl was predeceased by his wife, Helen Ann Richmond Clark, his longtime companion Mary Robarge, and two sisters, Phyllis West and Doreen Bettinger.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.