MELVIN DEWAYNE “MEL” CLARK, 72, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 in I.U. Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  

He was born September 15, 1945 in South Bend, IN to Paul Clark and Irene (Crist) Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Martha Ann (Criss) Clark of Terre Haute who he married on December 24, 1966; children, Brian D. Clark of Jacksonville, FL, Bradley A. Clark of Jacksonville, FL, Brandon K. Clark of Hollywood, FL, Bryce A. Clark of Jacksonville, FL, Sara A. Clark of Terre Haute, IN, Carrie A. Clark of Terre Haute, IN, Carolyne M. Clark of Terre Haute, IN, Tiffany L. Worell of Sullivan, IN, Brandon A. Clark of Terre Haute, IN; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; mother, Irene Richmond of Greentown, IN; siblings, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mel graduated from ISU Teacher’s College. He worked for Greene County Welfare and the State of Indiana Welfare Dept. in Quality Control retiring after 30 years. He attended Maryland Community and Greenwood Baptist Church. Mel loved his family and of course all people. He never met a stranger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, IN; Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday all at the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Lewis, IN. Funeral Services were 4 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the church with Pastor David Smith and Rev. Marvin Cheek officiating.

Per Mel’s request cremation followed.    

Contributions were made in memory of Mel to Saint Patrick’s Soup Kitchen; 1807 Poplar Street; Terre Haute, IN 47803 or Salvation Army; 234 S. 8th Street; Terre Haute, IN 47807.                       

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