John M. Clark

John Melvin Clark, 87, Frankfort, passed away at his home surrounded by his family March 30, 2023.  He was born November 29, 1935, in Frankfort to William Pete and Ethel (Ambers) Clark.  On December 26, 1961, he married Gloria J. Pyatt.  She survives.

He attended Frankfort Senior High School.  He worked several jobs through the years including caretaker at Bunnell Cemetery for 4 years, then Ramey’s Vault Company for 10 years.  He then worked for Federal Mogul for over 24 years until his retirement.  He was a member of Woodside Christian Church, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #976 and Union Stewart for UAW Local 1949.  He was a charter member of the Frankfort Main Street board that started the Hot Dog Festival.  He enjoyed playing volleyball on his lunch break at Federal Mogul in the rain, snow or sun, enjoyed writing poems, listening to George Jones, bowling, pitching horseshoes at Dorner Park; and traveling with his wife.  Above all he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Along with his wife of 62 years, John is survived by his children, Janine Carter, Kerry Stout, and John (Tammy) Clark; a sister Phyllis (Randy) Hall; grandchildren, Brittany Clark, Kecia Stout, Brandi Stout, Shane Carter, Vinson Cater, Kiley Carter, Jared Carter, and Bradley Clark; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mildred Bushman, Dora Clark, Bob Clark, Tom Clark, Mary Catherine Suddorth.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 1pm until the time of the service at 3pm at Day & Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort.  Pastor Alan Downing will officiate.  Burial will follow at Bunnell Cemetery.  Memorials in John’s honor may be made to the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence may be left at