Clark Clifford Logsden
December 31, 1931 – March 17, 2020
Clark Clifford “Smiley” Logsden, 88, of Powderly, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. There will be a family gathering planned at a later date. Mr. Logsden, the son of Clifford & Claudine Logsden, was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Denver, CO. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Coast Guard. His career spanned 32 years before his retirement as a Chief Warrant Officer. Before his retirement the Coast Guard transferred him to Babcock & Wilcox in Paris, where he was an inspector for the military. He retired while in Paris. Clark was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed dancing, shooting pool, and bowling. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the VFW. His pride and joy was owning & operating the Arthur City Flea Market after his retirement from the military. Many truckers traveling U. S. Highway 271 would stop to eat the hamburgers he prepared. His parents and a son, Rollins Logsden, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Nina V. Logsden, three children; Claudine Sharp & husband Bill of Reno, Clark D. Logsden & wife Jennie of Powderly, and Kathi Ausmus & husband James Lee of Paris, a daughter-in-law, Barbara Logsden of Grafton, OH, grandchildren; Matthew Sharp & spouse Adrianna, Heather Sharp & spouse Stephanie, Robert Johnson & spouse Jamie, Melissa Jones, Cody Logsden & spouse Kayla, James Clayton Ausmus & spouse Tabitha, James Lee Ausmus, II, Kathy Lee Weisinger & spouse James, Michelle Taylor, Jennifer Lebance, and Christopher Logsden, numerous great grandchildren along with a sister, Dorothy Logsden.