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Donald John Clark, age 72

Donald John Clark was born the son of John Thomas & Clestyl Marie Clark on November 26, 1948 in Norton, KS. He departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the age of 72 at St Vincent hospital in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years Linda Clark, daughter Misty Dawn Granade & husband Stephen of Madison, AL. Grandchildren Eli & Liza Granade of Madison, AL, Sister Connie Hedden & husband Kenneth of Thayer, MO. Nephew Allen Hedden & wife Heather of Mountain View, MO, Niece Susan Vanderpool & husband Timothy of Mammoth Springs, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents John & Clestyl Clark.

Don joined the United States Air Force in May of 1968 & proudly served his country until August 1975. During his tour of duty, he fought beside brave men & women of the Vietnam War. After his time in the military Don worked at Volk Trucking until retirement.

He will live in our hearts as a dedicated husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle & protector of our country. Rest easy from here soldier. Then Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary & heavy laden & I will give you rest”.

Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

In light of the current health concerns, Don’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

6 Comments

  • Carl Neal Posted January 19, 2021 11:34 PM

    We have lost a good friend and a strong shoulder to lean on. You are greatly missed. Rest In Peace my brother.

  • Elza Clark Posted January 20, 2021 9:45 AM

    Always remember that you have the love and concern of family and friends, So many people care about you and are keeping you in their thoughts and hearts

  • Neal Davis Posted January 20, 2021 5:38 PM

    Grew up with Donald and graduated high school with him in Thayer, Mo. Had an opportunity to have lunch and visit with him in Jacksonville. Will miss him greatly.

  • Becky & Dale Wilkins Posted January 22, 2021 5:52 AM

    Don”s one liners were the best! No matter how he felt, when he answered the phone, it was always a laugh and made my day.He always had a helping hand ready for anyone, my flat tire for one in November. He will be missed on this earth, we’ll see him some day!

  • Becky Tippitt Posted January 23, 2021 10:16 PM

    I’ve Known Don over 35 years. I thought of him as family, always there to lend a helping hand if needed and cheer you on.. Don was quite the jokester. One of my fondest and oldest memories was the time about 15 of us gathered to go out to eat catfish. The single serving dinner was just the right portion for me. This particular night, engaged in conversations, eating my fish, satisfying my hunger and becoming confused because the fish on my plate didn’t seem to decrease by the number of pieces of fish I thought I had eaten. Turns out Don was replacing the fish I consumed from his all you can eat dinner. It gave everyone at the table a good laugh. Don didn’t stop there, some of us got home and discover a purse full of peanuts too. I’m gonna miss hearing “the golden years ain’t so golden”. One day there will be a great reunion with those that got to heaven before we did.

  • Sissy Moore Posted January 25, 2021 9:22 AM

    Linda I am so sad to hear about Don. Praying for God’s comfort for you and family. Love you sweet Lady 🙏🏻

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