Frank Leon Clark, 85 of Springfield, died on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN, surrounded by his family after a brief illness

Frank was a college professor who taught at the then-Southwest Missouri State University and other universities.

Frank’s family includes his wife of 64 years, Wanda; four sons, Duane (Lynn) Clark of Bethpage, TN, Greg (Lisa) Clark of St. Charles, MO, Brad (Caroline) Clark, of Carrollton, TX and Scott (Donna) Clark of New Orleans, LA; and others.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 5-7 pm, followed by a memorial service on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 10 am, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield, MO.

Memorial contributions in Frank’s honor may be made to one of the following in lieu of flowers…

Gifts in memory of Frank Clark can be given to the LifePoint Church building fund by choosing “Entrusted” from the dropdown menu at (

Gifts in memory of Dr. Frank Clark can be given to Dr. Frank Clark Memorial Scholarship Foundation:
     Mail to: MSU Foundation 300 S. Jefferson Ave. Springfield MO. 65804