Omer Ray Clark
Omer Ray Clark, 90, of Bruce Lake, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born to the late Dee and Myrtle (Riggs) Clark on Dec. 27, 1927, near Medaryville.
Omer Ray married Martha Ann McEwan at Medaryville Christian Church on Aug. 5, 1951.
Omer Ray graduated from Medaryville High School in 1946 and from Purdue University with a degree in agriculture economics in 1951.
He was a farm operating loan officer for 40 years with Production Credit, First Union Bank and Trust in Winamac and Peoples State Bank at Francesville.
Omer Ray lived on a small farm, where he raised sheep (always), pigs, cattle and his special friends, his dogs and miniature horse.
He was very active in community activities: served as treasurer for many years on the Pulaski County 4-H Fair Board; Pulaski Memorial Hospital Board; Pulaski Children’s Welfare and Abuse Committee; several agricultural committees and projects. Omer Ray served as master of ceremonies for many meetings — noted for his humor and ability to tell a story and be able to often make it a teaching moment. He wrote a column every week for the Pulaski County Journal titled “Ole Omer Says.” He was a loyal, avid fan of Medaryville Black Horses, West Central Trojans, Purdue Boilermakers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Omer Ray was a member of Kewanna Church of Christ. He loved the Lord’s church and both of his church families. He served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, youth director, etc. at Medaryville Christian Church for many years. After moving to Lake Bruce, he also served as elder and Sunday school teacher at Kewanna Church of Christ. Omer Ray loved to enjoy and admire God’s creation.
Omer Ray was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle.
Survivors include his wife Martha Ann Clark of Bruce Lake; sons: Larry Clark of Noblesville, and Terry [Debbie] Clark of Lebanon; daughters: Linda Clark of Sturgis, Michigan, and Debby Litke of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Matthew [Jainie] Clark, Melinda [Jake] Hite, Aaron [Jennifer] Clark, Amanda [Mike] Crussel, Allison [Jason] Blunk, Levi [Brittney] Clark, Erica [DJ] Reinfeld, Brooke Towns and Evan [Brenda] Litke; and great-grandchildren: Ethan, Noah, Cooper, Paxton, Theo, Caleb, Wyatt, Micah, Cara, Titus, Mekayla, Gavin, Logan and Emilee.
He was also preceded in death by brother Eldon Clark; and great-grandchild Lauren Clark.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Kewanna Church of Christ with Pastor Aaron McCombs officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ and/or Taking Christ to Millions Mission.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Clark family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 7, 2018)