George Clark, Jr. (83) of rural Jewett

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Published on June 27 2013 11:31 am

George Clark, Jr., 83, of rural Jewett died at 3:55pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM – Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the funeral home.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

George was born in Jasper County, Illinois the son of George and Clista (Coverstone) Clark, Sr.
He married Evelyn Louise Reisner on March 20, 1950 and she preceded him in death on February 18, 2002.  George was a lifelong farmer in Jasper County.  George was a long time member of the Rebounders Club and the Oskee Club at the University of Illinois.  He enjoyed playing cards and was an avid University of Illinois sports fan.

George is survived by his children- Tom (Nancy) Clark of Greenfield, WI; Peggy (Danny) Bowers of Sullivan, IL and Tony (Mary Roffers) Clark of Shorewood, WI...Grandchildren- Phoebe (Jesse Blunt) Bowers of Decatur, IL and Gabe Bowers of Carbondale, IL...Great Grand Children- Henry Blunt and Scarlett Blunt of Decatur, IL...Sister- Jewel Fritscher of Des Plaines, IL...and Special Friend- Betty Yocum of Greenup, IL.

George was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Emma Jane Reisner and a brother Denver Clark.