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Obituary for Charles "Charlie" Emory Clark
Charles (Charlie) Emory Clark was born on November 18, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa to Charles (C.B.) and Josephine (Cooper) Clark. He passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Dallas County Hospital.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, July 14th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart.
Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 15th at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. A luncheon will follow the service in the Fireside Room. The burial will be in the Dexter Cemetery.
Charlie graduated from Dexfield High School in 1967 and went to Iowa State University for several years. Growing up he was active in 4-H showing cattle. He painted grain elevators and signs around Iowa and on the East Coast. He started working for Central Harvestore in 1971. He helped build the blue silos, then became a service man and he was promoted to service manager.
Charlie married Cathy Mapes on June 28, 1975, and they lived in Perry with their cats.
In 1987 Charlie went to work for the Bulk Mail Center in Urbandale and retired in 2005.
Charlie and Cathy started square dancing in 1982. They traveled in and out of the state dancing and making friends. In later years Charlie enjoyed playing cards with many friends. Charlie liked country music, vintage TV programs, target shooting with family and friends and caring for his lawn and property.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; his brother, Rod (Susan) Clark; nephew, Clarence (Mandy) Uebler and their son, R.J. and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be left to the Perry Food Pantry or the Raccoon River Pet Rescue.