Melvin David Clark, 75, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Melvin "Lefty" David Clark was born February 8, 1936 in Meeteetsee, WY to Fanny Ann (Smith) and Justice David Clark.
He graduated from Basin High School in 1954 and entered the Army. He later attended Spartan School of Aeronautics and later Law Enforcement Academy in Casper. After obtaining his commercial pilots license he was a bush pilot in Alaska for a year and then flew for the Game and Fish of Wyoming.
Later he served as a deputy sheriff and a guard at the Wyoming Girls School, before retiring. Then he enjoyed traveling, fishing, and woodworking.
Lefty was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Sheridan Lodge No. 8; he belonged to the Kalif Shrine, in particular the Oriental Band; and served on the Shrine Football Board for several years. He was very proud of his service as a Shriner. Also was past director of the Royal Order of Jesters and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Vickijean, and sons Michael and Daniel. He will be missed by all his friends in Wyoming, particularly in the Sheridan and Basin areas and all who knew him as "Lefty."
Masonic Services for Melvin will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Kane Funeral Home with Burial in the Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial to honor Lefty may be made to Shriner’s Children Travel Fund c/o Kalif Shrine PO Box K, Sheridan, WY 82801.
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Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.