Philip Edsel Clark

November 2, 1939January 10, 2021

Philip Edsel Clark, 81, of Blossom, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The family will schedule memorial services at a later date. Cremation is under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Philip the son of Fred & Ida Brewer Clark, was born Nov. 2, 1939, in Koshkonong, MO. Upon his graduation from high school, he joined the United States Navy, followed by the United States Air Force and served honorably for 22 years. He received numerous accommodations while serving his country. Following retirement from the military, he worked at Agpro, attended college in Commerce where he received a degree in Child Psychology and his bachelor degree in business. He owned and operated Clark’s Lawn Service in Paris. Philip was quite an athlete and very competitive in several sports but his love was tennis and traveling with his wife Monnie. He also rode bulls and broncos in several rodeos with his brother Waymon. He was preceded in death by his wife Monnie Clark. Also preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, Margaret Richards and Lorene Jeffries, and a brother, Donald Kent Clark. Survivors include Children, April Johnson & husband Shawn of Blossom, Sheila Clark, Philip Clark, and Claudia Pursifull & husband Tom of Sumner, three siblings, Bernice Smalley of MO, Loeva McGinnis of San Antonio, and Waymon Clark of Mo, grandchildren, Mike Carnnahan & wife Kristi, George Heckaman, Courtney Heckaman, Epiphany, Aaron-Dean & wife Sara, Ian, Nycole Morrison and husband Marcus, and Justin Sharrock, great grandchildren, Yesenia, Olivia, Cohen, Hayley, Ellison, Kinsley, Yamilet, Noah, Nico, Adrian, Theo, Bryce, Parker, Karson and Charlie. Marty Sharrock, a special family member, along with many nieces & nephews and a host of friends.


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Nasser Eydani

January 15, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We shared many good times on the tennis court. He was a great friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nasser Eydani

Marty Sharrock

January 12, 2021

We had lots of good memories!
Sorry for your loss.
Love, Marty