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Garnett Allen (Al) Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2017)

He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and the Korean War. He was a native of Campbellsville, KY, the son of the late Albert & Leona Williams Clark. He was the widower of Wilma T. Clark. He leaves four direct living descendants
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Garnett Allen "Al" Clark, age 90 of Louisville, KY, died Monday, January 9, 2017 following a brave battle with cancer and in the end a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted 12pmNoonCT/1pmET Monday, January 16, 2017, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial in the Green River Memorial Cemetery, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 10am-12pmNoonCT/11am-1pmET, prior to the service.


Garnett Allen (Al) Clark, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2017)


He was a native of Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, born July 30, 1926. He was the son of the late Albert and Leona Williams Clark. He died Monday, January 9, 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 90 years, five months, and 10 days.

Following the completion of high school equivalency, he left for service in the U.S. Army in WW II and fought in the Battle of Luzon and was positioned for the invasion of Japan at the end of the war. He and Wilma were stationed in Salzburg, Austria after the war which they loved. He went on to serve in the Korean War where he earned a Bronze Star. His service in the Army spanned more than 20 years and he retired with the rank of Captain. A true patriot, he later joined VFW Post 1170 in Louisville where he lived most of his life and loved being in Kentucky. Following his military service, he became a successful heating and air conditioning salesman for Sears and Roebuck, Co. Al loved to hunt and fish but his passion was golf. He was a founding member of the Midland Trail Golf Club where he was active for over 50 years playing right up to his final days.

Al was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma T. Clark, who he greatly missed since her passing on December 20, 2014. He was also predeceased by an infant son, Steven A. Clark; a brother Marion Clark and a sister, Oleta Clark.

Surviving are:
  • A daughter: Robin C. (Dan) Wissert and a son, Gregory A. (Lisa) Clark, both of Florida

  • His grandsons: Christopher Mudd and David (Christina) Mudd

  • A great-granddaughter: Anneliese Mudd

  • A sister, Opal (Russell) Bliese, of Moraga, CA
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hosparus, 3532 Ephriam McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.

Send condolences to the family of Garnett Allen (Al) Clark

Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY,in charge of arrangements.


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