Ira G. Clark

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Ira G. Clark, 84, of Loogootee, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home.
He was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Daviess County, Indiana,to the late Robert H. and Gladys (McCracken) Clark.
Ira married Carolyn (Gregory) Clark on Nov. 25, 1953, and she survives.
He graduated from Montgomery High School. He then received an associate's degree in education from Vincennes University, bachelor's degree from Oakland City University and finally achieving his master's from Indiana University. He received his principal license from Indiana State University. Ira held many important positions in the Loogootee School Corporation. He became a math teacher in 1962, school counselor in 1968 and then went on to be the assistant principal and athletic director. In 1982 he became the Loogootee High School principal. He re-joined the classroom in 1989 as a math teacher and finished his career in January of 1995.
Ira was a United States Air Force veteran and served May 1954 through December 1957, during the Korean Conflict, where he was a helicopter instructor.
He was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church, where he was the custodian from 2003-2016. He also was a member of the American Legion, Loogootee School Board 1996-2004, Generations Board in Vincennes 2007-2016, and Martin County Council for Aging 2006-2016. He also was a part owner of W & C Squared Construction.
Ira is preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Gladys (McCracken) Clark; siblings, Maxine Darlington, Ernest Clark and Arthur B. Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Clark of Loogootee; children, Marsha (Ed) Neal of Freelandville, Greg R. (April) Clark of Loogootee and Susan (Terry) Wittmer of Loogootee; grandchildren, Christopher Bledsoe, Mackenzie Weaver and Sydnee Wittmer; stepgrandchildren, Taylor Wittmer and Conner Wittmer; great-grandchild, Gaven Bledsoe; brothers, Roy (Carman) Clark of Florida and Maurice Leon Clark of Loogootee.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Garden.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 7, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Loogootee United Methodist Church.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Martin County Humane Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Published on June 4, 2019
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