Dr. Darrel Ray Clark, 58, of Seneca, Mo., passed away surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021.
Darrel Clark was born Aug. 21, 1963, in Wellington, and is survived by his wife, Sara (Downing) Clark of Seneca, Mo. He also is survived by his children, Ashley Clark-Duley (Gavin), Andrew Clark, Nocona Russell, Cheyenne Clark, Montana Clark, and John Fannin; five grandchildren, Harrison, Roper, Ryder, Tessa and Ripp, and one on the way; his parents, Roy and Gladys Clark of Clearwater; and abrother David Clark of Glenpool, Okla.
Darrel spent the last 30 years as the Seneca veterinarian. He had a passion for animals and a talent for treating them. If he wasn’t at the vet clinic or on an emergency vet call, Darrel could be found at his home playing in the garage. Darrel was a shooting enthusiast and eventually turned that hobby into a business, Clark Arms, manufacturing firearms.
Darrel graduated high school from Clearwater in 1981, and from the K-State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He then completed post educational training in Texas and specialized in embryo transfer of cattle. Over his career, Darrel owned and operated multiple veterinary clinics, including in Columbus, Kan., and Seneca, Mo. He also previously owned The Welch Stockyards, and his most recent establishment, Clark Arms, manufacturing firearms.
A celebration of life memorial service was held at the Racine Christian Church on Wednesday Sept. 29, at 11 am. Visitation was 2-7 p.m. Monday, Oct., 4, at Webb Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, with family present 5:30-7pm. Graveside service was at Clearwater Cemetery, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Seneca R7 School Foundation for a memorial scholarship in Darrel’s name. Please make checks to Seneca R7 School Foundation. Mail to Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380 Seneca, MO 64865, or to First Christian Church, 524 Wood, Clearwater, KS 67026.
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of burial arrangements.
Leave online condolences at www.wsmortuary.com.