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Mr. Earl Edward Clark Sr., age 77, of Grayson, passed away Sunday evening, July 30, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness.

He was born January 14, 1940, in Carter County, a son of the late Clayton "Buck" and Madge Isaac Clark.

Earl was a member of Wilson Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired pipefitter from Local # 597 after 50 years of service. He was a 32nd degree mason from Masonic Lodge # 776 in Portag, Indiana, and was a Orak Shriner at South Bend, Indiana. Earl enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen Clark and Bob Clark.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nettie Kouns Clark; one son and daughter-in-law, Earl Edward Clark Jr. and Kathy of Chesterton, Indiana; two grandchildren, Toni Clark of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Michael Clark of Aurora, Illinois; two great grandchildren, Aidan Clark of Aurora, Illinois, and Theodore Douglas Holbrook of Indianapolis, Indiana; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clayton Douglas "Shorty" Clark and Stella of Cannonsburg, and Ronald Clark and Evelyn of Grayson; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen Werb of Cleveland, Ohio, Evelyn Peterman and Ron of Lexington, and Karen Miles and J.D. of Catlettsburg. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, with Brother Cecil Burns and Brother Jo Ed Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson.

A masonic service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, by Grayson Trimble Lodge F & A.M. # 145.

Friends may visit from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the funeral home.

Michael Clark, Michael McLeod, Chris Peterman, Joe Clark, Kevin McLeod, and Calvin Clark will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.graysonfh.com.
Published on August 1, 2017
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