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Oscar Clark

January 21, 1927 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 92)
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Oscar Clark, 92, of Connellsville, PA, formerly of Proctorville, OH and Huntington, WV, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at home.

He was born January 21, 1927 in Holden, WV. He was the son of the late Leon and Maudie (Collins) Clark.

He was a member of the Honorary Order of the Kentucky Colonels, a member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Internal Huntington Chapter 174 where he served as President and the National Director, and was also a member of Christ Temple Church in Huntington, WV.

As a veteran of Word War II, he served as a Private First Class with the 829th Amphibian Truck Company DUKW (Duck Boats), which was part of the 45th Infantry Division during the Operation Dragoon, an assault that took place in Southern France in 1945. The 829th was redeployed to Japan as part of the occupational force after their surrender to Allied Forces. He remained there until his Honorable discharge in 1946. His awards include, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupational Medal (Japan) and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He proudly served as a fireman at the Huntington Fire Department for many years.

Oscar was survived by his daughter-in-law and caregiver with whom he resided with, Bertha Clark; children, Jill Journell of Huntington, WV and Rick Hatfield and wife Debbie of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Stephen Clark and wife Valeta of Nokomis, FL, Rick Shepard of Huntington, WV, Angela Clark and husband Jody of Uniontown, PA, Sean Clark of Connellsville, PA, Jennifer Boyers and husband Chris of Cincinnati, OH, and Ryan White of Chicago, IL; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and all his friends at Wendy’s.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Clark; son, Oscar H. Clark; 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Local funeral arrangements are under the care and supervision of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 and care will be transferred to the BEARD MORTUARY 3001 3rd Avenue Huntington, WV 25702 where Oscar’s visitation will be held on Saturday September 28th from 11am until Noon, when services will be held.

Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV.

Military Honors will be accorded by the local VFW in Barboursville, WV.

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