Fredrick Millard Clark
Fredrick Millard Clark of Sumrall passed away on December 22, 2019, in Hattiesburg at the age of 85. He was born on July 31, 1934, in Hattiesburg, MS, to Eugene and Jessie Mae Clark.
Born and raised in South Mississippi, Freddy joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He served as an airplane mechanic during The Korean War and travelled the world. He often told stories of his time spent in France, Italy, and Japan. After finishing his time with the Air Force, he attended and graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1966, he married Trecie Thompson from Sumrall, Mississippi. He continued to work in the field of aeronautics working for Texas International in Houston, Texas, and Lafayette, Louisiana, until the mid-1970’s when he and his wife decided to move their family home to South Mississippi. There he became a contract grower for Sanderson Farms (or, as his children called it, a chicken farmer.) He loved his life as a farmer, a gardener, a cattleman, and a father.
He was preceded in death by his parents - Eugene P. and Jessie M. Clark and his siblings - Yesleta M. Boring, Malcolm E. Clark, Jessie A. Clark, Charles J. Clark, James P. Clark, Arnold W. Clark, Herman A. Clark, and Emma Jean T. Yates.
Freddy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Trecie Clark, and his children- Sharon N. Clark (Sumrall), Peter A. and Katie Clark (Madison), Jennifer L. and Hobbie Regan (Sumrall), Fredrick M. Clark, II and Mari Peterson (Sumrall), and Bridget C. and Tim Reeves (Oak Grove). His also leaves behind 8 beloved grandchildren- Maddi Baxter and Lily Clark, Patrick and Nicholas Regan, Theron and Leif Clark, and Tucker and Tyler Reeves. His will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and many other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 30, 2019, at the Hickory Grove Methodist Protestant Church in Sumrall with internment in the Advance Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.