Donald D. ‘Don’ Clark

ALTAMONT — Donald D. “Don” Clark, 63, of Altamont died at 9:31 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin.

Donald Dwayne Clark was born on Nov. 23, 1957, in Butler, Missouri, to William I. and Wilma J. (Grout) Clark. He grew up and attended schools in the Butler and Harrisonville, Missouri, area. Following graduation from high school, Don began working in grocery stores as a produce manager. He lived in Coffeyville before moving to Altamont in 1983. He worked in the grocery store in Altamont for a time. Later, he worked at Cessna in Independence, where he learned sheet metal fabrication. He was employed at Ducommun in Parsons until January 2020. He most recently worked for Magnum Systems.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, baseball and football. He was very involved in his children’s activities and went to great lengths to ensure they were able to pursue their own interests. Many weekends were spent in Manhattan, attending Kansas State University football games to watch his children perform in the marching band. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. He was quick to tell everyone about his family’s accomplishments. He was a proud father and Papa.

He was a member of the Altamont United Methodist Church, the Altamont Masonic Lodge and was an active member of the Mirza Shrine and the Divan and its many clubs and units. He was very proud to bring his son and son-in-law into the organization. 

On April 22, 1983, he married Janet Martinie in Altamont. She survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Clark of the home; a son, Jason Clark and his wife, Kelly, of Joplin; a daughter, Amanda Mitchell and her husband, Matthew, of Parsons; three grandchildren, Madison, Jackson, and Lincoln Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Ronda Clark-McDaniel; a niece, Haley Barrett and family; and a nephew, Brock Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Edward Clark. 

A private family service will take place. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to sign the register and view at the Altamont United Methodist Church. 

Memorials are suggested to the Mirza Shrine of Pittsburg. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, KS, 67330.

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