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William B. Clark

Thursday, February 15, 2007

William B. Clark, 88, of Jasonville, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Royal Oaks Healthcare in Terre Haute.

Born March 1, 1918 in Sullivan County, he was the son of John and Edna (Hughes) Clark.

He was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church, Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge No. 320 of Jasonville, American Legion Post No. 201, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Post No. 172 of Jasonville and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A military veteran he was a survivor of the Bataan and Corregidor death march and a survivor of a Japanese prison camp for three and a half years.

Survivors include: one daughter, Rea Nelle Anthony of Jasonville; one step-son, Robert Ransford of Roseville, CA; two brothers, Warren Clark of Indianapolis and John Clark of Shelburn; two sisters, Caroline Bex of Shelburn and Geneva Gobin of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Clark in 1979; six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Banks and Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery with graveside services by Sullivan, Hymera and Shelburn American Legion posts and Sullivan VFW Post No. 2459.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. followed by an Eastern Star memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jasonville American Legion Post No. 172.