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Clark, Larry Wayne "Shorty" 1952-2014


Posted By: Marilyn Norris Holmes
Date: 8/8/2017 at 17:59:40

The Ottumwa (IA) Daily Courier


Larry Wayne "Shorty" Clark, 52, of Ottumwa, formerly of Numa, passed away Dec. 22, 2014, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Born Jan. 6, 1962, the son of Rex and Doris (Hayes) Clark, Larry lived most of his life at his childhood home in Numa. He was married to Teri McFatridge until 2007, and to this union two children were born, Gary Wayne and Larry Dean. Larry was a devoted father and some of his fondest memories were coaching Little League baseball and watching his boys wrestle. He was a strong advocate for Centerville wrestling, including Centerville Mat Club. "Shorty" was employed in the Union Masonry for most of his life and constructed many of the large buildings and schools around Iowa, mostly in the Des Moines Metro area. He was currently working for Weitz Construction in Wever at the OCI Iowa Fertilizer Plant. Larry was engaged to be married to Christina Carnahan of Ottumwa. At the home they shared, he enjoyed raising chickens, ducks, guineas and geese...he was a poultry aficionado. Besides his love of poultry, Larry loved trail rides and watching Chris' daughter and son compete in rodeos. Larry also enjoyed Sunday country drives with his fiancÚ, with no destination in mind. Larry attended church at Faith Baptist in Ottumwa. Within the last few years, he developed a close relationship with Jesus Christ. Because of his salvation and the way he lived his life, Larry spread the seed of the Gospel to everyone around him. He is survived by his two children, Gary (Amanda) Clark of Carroll and Larry (Samantha) Clark of Centerville and their children, Macie Clark and Harley Cox; fiancÚ Christina Carnahan of Ottumwa and her two children, James (Brittany) Carnahan of Ottumwa and Stacey Carnahan (Andrew Woodard) of Ottumwa and four grandchildren, Isabelle, Augusta, Lilah and Cruise; three brothers, Rex Clark of Jerome, Richard Clark of Red Oak and Dan Clark of Centerville; and a sister, Kitty Whicker of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, Gary Clark; and many aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Centerville; Rev. Phil Griffith officiating. Burial will be in the Numa Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Larry's pallbearers are coworkers from the OCI plant in Burlington. A memorial has been established to the Centerville Mat Club and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be left online at www.langefh.com.


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