Richard Clark, 79


Richard R. Clark, 79, Wabash, died at 9:50 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1934 in Ijamsville, to Raymond and Bertha (Anderson) Clark.

Richard was a 1952 graduate of Wabash High School.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959.  He first married Norma Jane Blair; she died July 19, 1972.  He then married Iva Dean Bitzel Bolen in Wabash on July 22, 1977; she died May 21, 2009. Richard worked at General Tire in Wabash for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren.  He enjoyed fishing, crocheting, playing euchre at the Wabash Senior Center, and fellowship. 

He is survived by three children, Richard E. Clark, Bunker Hill, Noel L. (Margaret) Clark and Victoria (Robert) Music, both of Wabash; three step children, Tony (Judy) Bolen, Wabash, Penny (Ronnie) Honeycutt and Anna Easterday, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and his sister, Rowena Greer, North Manchester.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Kay Gaier officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Dick may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jul 21