Obituary of Dexter Clark

Dexter Allen Clark, age 87, a resident of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at his home.

He was born July 8, 1933, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of James H. Clark, Sr. and Alice Anna West Clark.

In earlier years, Dexter worked for the Ft. Scott Tribune first as a paperboy and later in the print room.  He graduated from the Ft. Scott High School and later served with the United States Army during the Korean War.  Following his military service he graduated from Wichita Drafting College.

He married Lucille Williams in 1955.  They later divorced in 1987.  Dexter began a career with Litwin Corp., an oil refining business, where he worked for many years as Senior Design and Draftsman.  When the company relocated to Texas, Dexter took a position with PDF/Texaco in Eldorado, Kansas where he worked until he retired.

Dexter was extremely mechanically minded and used this ability in his hobby of constructing models of all kinds especially cars and airplanes. He also enjoyed ceramics, collecting stamps and coins, gardening and photography.  He was a member of the NRA.


Survivors include a daughter, Susan Clark, of the home in Wichita; a grandson, Shannon Colby Urban; four great-grandchildren, Isaac, Tristin, Michala and Jillian and two great-great-grandchildren, Zoe and Benjamin.  Also surviving are a brother, Richard Clark, of Lenexa, his in-laws, Rollin and Betty Swaim and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leon Clark and James H. Clark, Jr.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 23rd at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery northeast of Ft. Scott.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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