Virgil E. Clark, 69, of Richmond, died Friday, July 9, 2021, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Virgil was born on September 11, 1951, in Mt. Vernon, OR, the son of Virgil and Lotti Jean Wiley Clark. He was first united in marriage to Kathy Copenhaver of Odessa in 1970; they later divorced. He was then united in marriage to Susan J. Hofmann of Kansas City, KS, on July 9, 1983; they later divorced.

Survivors include: son, Chris Niemeyer of Sacramento, CA; three daughters: Jennifer (Glenn) Gillam of Grain Valley, Julie Houseman of Blue Springs, and Jill (Tim) Welty of Odessa; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Virgil was reared and educated in Odessa, graduating from the Odessa High School. He loved fishing, hunting, sailing, and boating. Virgil enjoyed his job as a truck driver. He loved watching TV and enjoyed devotional listening to Shepard’s Chapel, daily.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Virgil Clark Memorial Fund. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Concord Baptist Cemetery, Bates City. Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

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