Robert H. “Red” Clark, 86, of Granite City, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in McKenzie, Tenn., the son to Joe Kielty and Lois Inez (nee Parker) Clark.
He and D. Christine Dolan were married on Feb. 4, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., and immediately moved to the St. Louis area.
Robert owned, trained and raced horses for 25 years and was a member of the Illinois Harness Horse Association. His horse Spec’s Boy was Illinois Harness Horse of the year in 1988. He also owned and operated Clark’s Hardfacing Service in Granite City for 30 years prior to his racing career.
He is survived by his wife, D. Christine (nee Dolan) Clark of Granite City; two daughters, Cheryl (David) Clark Tutka of Granite City and Marsha (Bob) Mathes of Huntsville; two sons, Robert Michael Clark of Collinsville and Gerald (Diane) Clark of Edwardsville; two grandchildren, Alisa Perroni of Bunker Hill and Justin (Jennifer) Tutka of Portland, Ore.; three great-grandchildren, Jesse Perroni, Jordan Sugg and Missy Strickland; two sisters, Jean Wagner and Bonnie (Joe) Greco of Michigan City, Ind.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Elaine Clark, and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.wojstrom.com.