VeteranMax Clark

Max ClarkMax ClarkMax Wayland Clark, 91, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Louisiana due to kidney failure.

He was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Vermont, a son of Frank and Sada Farr Clark. He married Audrey Segari on Aug. 18, 1945. She preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Darryl (and Beth) Clark of Lafayette, La., Bruce (and Lauren) Clark of Richmond, Va., and Don (and Andrea) Clark of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Duane Clark of Mountain Lake, Minn.; one sister, Mary Lois Hierman of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend Myrtis Kern of Metairie, La.

He graduated from Vermont High School in 1936. During his adolescence, he and his siblings delivered milk to homes and stores in the town as part of a family business.

In June of 1940, he joined the Army Air Signal Corps, that was responsible for air-to-ground communications. In December of 1941, he was shipped overseas to England where he served during World War II, and later he served in Belgium and France. He was awarded the bronze star for developing a system of sending multiple teletype messages simultaneously. He was honorably discharged in October 1945 as a Staff Sergeant.

He first worked as a coding, classification and accounting clerk for the War Assets Administration. Later, he worked for Mechanical Equipment Co. in diesel sales. He also was employed as a salesman, parts department clerk and manager in diesel sales for Cummins Sales and Service in Metairie, La.

He sang with the Mardi Gras Barbershop Chorus of New Orleans for over 25 years; a member of American Legion Post 267 of Jefferson for 38 years; and a member of Charlie’s Saints Club.

Funeral services were held Friday in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers with Reverend Jan Holloway Curwick officiating. Burial was in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana,; Orphan Relief and Rescue,; or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St. Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2010

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