Melvin Allen Clark

Published 7:11 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Melvin Allen Clark, 73, of Forkland, passed away at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital on Friday, Dec. 7.

He was the kind of man that will be impossible to forget. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Melvin and Sue shared a life together for 42 years. He was one of 10 children and a beloved brother. He was a farmer for 52 years. His greatest joys were farming with his son, Allen, as well as watching his girls, cattle and crops grow. He was a man of few words, however, when he did speak, you hung onto every word. The family will miss him making them laugh with his stories. They will miss him yelling when “The Tide” played. They know he left them the way he would have wanted, and they want him to go on home, because his work is done.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother and his parents.

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He is survived by his wife, Sue Barr Clark of Forkland; three daughters, Wendy Clark of Northport, Christy Clark of Northport and Paige Clark of Tuscaloosa; two sisters, Betty Jean (Roger) Carmichael of Baton Rouge, La., and Ree (Sonny) Vaughn of Denham Springs; two brothers, Jack (Anneice) Clark of Wetumpka and Bobby (Shelby) Clark of Slocomb; and one grandchild, Kayla Callahan of Northport.

Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Forkland United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Murray officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. at Dunning Cemetery in Dixons Mills.

Pallbearers were Gary Clark, Jerry Wayne Clark, Jerry Vaughn, Colt Vaughn, Brad Clark, Mike England, Brent Vaughn, Chuck Wallace, Chria Clark and Shawn Carmichael.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forkland United Methodist Church or Forkland Fire Department.

Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing.