Roy E. Clark

Roy E. Clark, (97) of Albany, MO passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Branson, MO. He was born on September 4, 1924, in Springfield, MO to the late Noah E. and Bertha F. Clark. Roy served in the Army-Air Force during WWII from 1942-1946 in the military police and then as a photographer. After serving his tour of duty he married the love of his life Virginia L. Spainhower on February 21, 1945, and spent 76 wonderful years together. Roy was a deacon and member of the Christian Church and the American Legion #106. He worked for the city of Albany as a lineman for several years, and then later he went to work for the Old American Insurance Company as a machine maintenance supervisor and retired after 30 years of service.

Roy enjoyed several activities throughout his life which included: golfing, fishing, visiting with friends, stocking, and feeding the fish at the Albany Country Club, and traveling with his wife Virginia to Texas every winter as snowbirds. What he loved doing most of all was spending time with family, who he loved dearly. Roy loved meeting and visiting with people. He never knew a stranger and would stop and talk to everyone, because he had such a gentle Christlike soul. Anyone who knew him or met him said that he was the sweetest man. He will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Clark; daughter, Connie Daly; sister, MaryLue Clark; two grandchildren, James (Gina) Funk, Susan (Roger) Horsman; five great-grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Jeffrey, Tyler (Kaitlyn) Funk, Madison (Taylor) Buerky, Austen Porter, Sarah Porter; and two great-great granddaughters, Kinslee and Addison Jeffrey. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers and one sister.

Please note the service place has been changed 

Celebration of Life:  12:30 PM Saturday, April 23 at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Military Rites will follow the service at the chapel.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Backpack Buddies in care of the Methodist Church, 302 North Smith Street, Albany, MO 64402.