Larry K. Clark


Larry Kent Clark, 82, of Columbus, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21st, 2017 at Our Hospice Center.

He was born January 19th, 1935 in Anderson, IN, the son of Fred and Wanda (Gwinn) Clark.

Larry married Janey Essex, daughter of Joe and Sara Essex, on Aug. 25th, 1956. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year.

Larry was a graduate of Franklin College with an Undergraduate in Business Administration. He received his Master’s Degree at Butler University. During Franklin College, he was Phi Delta Theta and four year champion of Franklin College Table Tennis.

Mr. Clark began his career at Golden Foundry as Personnel Manager for 15 years. Larry then joined Product Engineering as Director of Personnel and Purchasing Agent. He later joined Nice-Pack as Personnel Manager for 13 years. Afterwards, he was with Green Thumb for 7 years before retiring. After retiring Larry taught at Job Corps as an Academy Instructor and substitute teacher of BCSC.

Larry served in the United States Air Force for 6 years at several military bases in the United States.

Larry was very passionate about Table Tennis and established The Columbus Table Tennis League. He was a certified Table Tennis Coach for the USA Table Tennis Association. Over the years, he qualified five times in the World Senior Olympics with one year finishing in the top ten.

Larry was also a certified Methodist Layman Minister and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also Head Usher and Home Visitation Minister for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Janey (Essex); son, Kent Clark of Connecticut; son, Chris Clark (Gabi) of Whiteland; daughter, Kimberly Maze (Darin) of Columbus; grandchildren, Erinn Sutton Musgrove (Michael) of Mooresville, and Zachary Sutton of Columbus; sisters, Pam Laskerr and Jackie Manley, both of Fort Myers, Florida.

Services will be held at Hathaway~Myers on Pearl Street. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm and Wednesday, Dec. 27th, 2017 from 1 pm to 2 pm. The service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27th, 2017 at 2 pm with Pastor David Burnett officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donner Center, c/o The Columbus Table Tennis League.