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Obituary: Buddy ‘Bud’ Clark , Franklin

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Buddy ‘Bud’ Clark

Buddy “Bud” Clark (1932-2013) passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin at the age of 81 years. He was a resident of Franklin.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Tennie (Hensley) Clark of North Vernon; and by five siblings, Huey, Clarence Jack, Morgan, Herb and Pauline.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice L. (Wise) Clark of Franklin; three children, Paul E. (Elaine) Clark of Fishers, Julia A. (Reay) Fagg of Prairie Creek and Jon S. Clark of Franklin; six grandchildren, Brea (Doug) Hornberger of Martinsville, Justin Fagg of Prairie Creek, Kandi L. Clark of Dallas, Texas, Tabitha (Andy) Chambers of Martinsville, Michael Sanders of Franklin and Chris M. Clark of Lafayette; and nine great-grandchildren.

Born in Greenwood, he spent most of his childhood in Greenwood. He was a graduate of Center Grove High School.

After marriage to Janice in 1951, they resided in the Nineveh. He farmed land near Nineveh and Franklin and at a family farm in North Vernon. Bud created his legacy as a farmer and an entrepreneur.

Bud and Janice were most well known as owners of Bud’s Bait and Tackle in Nineveh for 44 years.

He was known by many for his talents, as a farmer in Johnson and Jennings counties, as a fur buyer from hunters and trappers in a multistate area and for selling produce and greenhouse plants.

Bud was active in the community, supporting various organizations, youth baseball and had a passion for wildlife.

The Rev. Hershel Axsom will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St. (U.S. 31 South) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests tax deductible donations be made in his honor to “The Wildlife Society,” a nonprofit membership association of wildlife professionals, educators and students. Submit to: The Wildlife Society Inc., 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-2144; or call, fax or email Jane Jorgensen at phone 301-897-9770 ext 306; fax, 301-530-2471; jane@wildlife.org.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 738-0202

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