Max Eugene Clark, 85, of Allendale, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport, Illinois.

He was born Nov. 7, 1931, at Knox County, Indiana, the son of Virgil and Mary A. (Pickle) Clark. Max was married to Carolyn Dudley.

Max was a farmer and later worked for Rural King. He enjoyed woodcarving and fishing, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Terry Clark and his wife Judy of Flatrock, Illinois, Rhonda Parr and her husband Bill of Mount Carmel, and Tim Clark and his wife Diana also of Mount Carmel; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and siblings, Celia Lois Christian of Vincennes, Indiana, and Ron Clark of Allendale.

Proceeding him in death were his parents, Virgil and Mary; wife, Carolyn; and brother, Harold Edward Clark.

A private family graveside service will be held at Allendale Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes, PC, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863, or you can mail your memorial to the funeral home and they will send it on.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Max’s family.

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