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Obituaries > CLARK, JOHNNY B.

POTTSBORO – John B. Clark, 86, died at his home on July 5, 2007.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on July 9 in the chapel at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison with Chaplain Ken Paulsen officiating. Burial followed with an Honor Guard from the Marine Corps League at Preston Bend Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison.

The family received friends from 4 – 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clark was born Feb. 13, 1921 to Leslie and Bessie Clark in Louisville, MS. He was raised in the community of Clyde, outside Abilene. He joined the Marines in 1941, right before Pearl Harbor.

During WWII, he served with the elite unit of Carlson’s Raiders in the South Pacific. He retired from Southwestern Bell in 1983. He later moved to the Texoma area in 1988. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Lakeside Post #7873, American Legion Post #231, and the Marine Corps League.

Survivors include a daughter, LuJuana Livingston, Pottsboro; two grandsons, John Criss, Carrollton, and Michael Livingston, Howe; a sister, Betty Blythe, Bowie; a brother, Bill Clark, Bowie; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy M. Key on Oct. 1, 1999.

Pallbearers included John Criss, Michael Livingston, Greg Mitchell, Gary Mitchell, Bill Massenburg, and Ralph Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were Jim O’Bryan, Olan Kee, and John Hagler.

Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Fire Department, FM 120, Pottsboro, TX 75076, or the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots.