Mary Almeta "Tom" Clark, 89, of Pocola, OK passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR. Tom was born September 19, 1926 in Braggs, OK to Fred & Texarkana (Meadows) Howard. She worked at "The Barn" Restaurant & Southwest Rebuilders and Whirlpool. Tom was a member of the Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Clark; Son, Jimmy Clark; daughter, Terri Gail; brothers, George "Shag", John, Logan, & Meadows Howard; sisters, Lucille and Louise; grandson, Timmy Hargrove and son in law, Freddy Townley.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Townley of Greenwood, AR, Katy Hargrove & Jesse Paul of Rock Island, OK, Beverly Brown & Ronny of Pocola, OK; son, Derrell & Joann Clark of Wilmington, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; sister, Loretta "Babe" Woodard of Ft. Smith, AR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Monday, March 7, 2016 at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, OK with Rev. Danny Kannady and Rev. Gene Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola. Pallbearers will be Buz Hodges, Sam Hodges, John Rogers, Eric Townley, Wesley Riggs and Larry Woodard. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Woodard, Randy Woodard, Stanley Gray, Ben Clark, Ralph Farrar, Jerry Farrar.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola, OK on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 pm to visit with relatives & friends.