Earl F. Clark

Earl F. Clark, age 84, of Miles City passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.

Earl was born in Brusett, Montana on February 4, 1932, one of seven children born to William and Ethel (Loomis) Clark. He attended country schools and graduated from 8th grade and graduated from Jordan High School.

In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Army where he served two years overseas in Germany, Austria and in the Korean Conflict as a Corporal. 

In 1955, following his honorable discharge from the service he returned to Montana and ranched at Jordan, Volborg and Broadus areas until retiring in 1999.

He married Darlene Johnson on October 1, 1955. To this marriage they had four children: Brent, Scott, Lance & Bryan. Earl loved hunting, fishing, rodeo and most of all, ranching.

He was a member of the VFW, Elks and the Eagles. He served as deacon at his church and trustee on the school board.

Earl is survived by three sons: Brent Clark of Volborg, MT; Scott (Mary) Clark of Billings, MT; and Lance Clark of Portland, OR; his long time wife Darlene of Miles City, MT; a daughter-in-law, Tammy (Mike Pecha) Pecha; two brothers:  Alven (Patsy) of Billings, MT; and Ralph (Kay) of Musselshell, MT; two sisters:  Ada Weeding of Jordan, MT; and Marie Strickland of Carmen, ID; three grandchildren and seven  great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Clark; a grandson James Earl Clark; a sister Nellie Hopkins: a brother Emmett Clark; two brothers-in-law: Cecil Weeding and Bill Strickland.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Custer County Cemetery with full military honors. 

Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.