Willis Lee "Zip" Clark, 73, of Stover, Mo., passed away Nov. 28 at his home. He was born in 1940, in Waverly, Ill., a son of the late Frank and Alta Nance Clark. He married Marilyn Nagles, and to this union one son, Jeff, was born. They divorced, and he married Elaine Carol Craigmiles in 1965. To this union two sons, Scott and Darian, were born. Elaine preceded her husband in death in 2002.
Mr. Clark was an over-the-road truck driver for most of his life. He drove as a company driver and as an independent contractor, retiring only when his health no longer allowed him to make the long trips. During the few times he wasn’t on the road, he did enjoy fishing. However, driving his truck was what he loved to do.
Survivors include son, Darian Clark of Stover; brothers, Russell Clark of Jacksonville, Ill., and Frank Clark of Covington, Ga.; sister, Pamela Wallis of Whitehall, Ill.; seven grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn; sons, Scott Clark and Jeff Mitchell; brothers, Larry and Raymond Clark; and sister, Florence Martin.
In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated. The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.
Private inurnment was held in the Pleasant Union Cemetery near Stover. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Willis Clark Memorial Fund.