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Charles Franklin Clark

August 9, 1928 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 90)

Mr. Charles Franklin Clark, age 90, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. David Deem officiating. Burial will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Clark was a WWII Navy veteran and a member of the First Church of God. He was one of several community members to start our local Khoury League Baseball League.  He was an honorary Chaplin and a member of the AM Vets

Charles is survived by his daughters, Cathy Tilker and husband Gene of Metropolis and Rebecca Slepko and husband Frank of Port Orchard, WA; son, Bradley Clark and wife, Linda of College Station, TX; six grandchildren, Christiana Clark and Katelyn Clark, both of College Station, TX, Steve Tilker and wife Xinia of Murray, KY, Jeff Tilker of Paducah, KY, and Amanda and Nick Slepko, both of Seattle, WA; seven great-grandchildren, Donovan, Damienn, Danny, Ellie, Daphne, Desiree and Dennis Tilker; adopted daughter, Carolyn Bunting and husband Rollie; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Annis (Williams) Clark; wife of 64 years, Betty (Sowels) Clark.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. at the Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hope Hill Children’s Home 700 Hope Hill Road, Hope, KY 40334.

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Pallbearers will be, Bradley Clark, Steve Tilker, Gene Tilker, Jeff Tilker, Rollie Bunting, Robert Williams, and Chuckie Medlin

Donations may be made to:

Hope Hill Children's Home
700 Hope Hill Road, Hope KY 40334

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