Billy Lee Clark

Billy Lee Clark

Death 1 Aug 1975 (aged 43)
Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 11647934 · View Source
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Age 43y

Courtesy of the Ottmwa Courier


An Ottumwan man was found murdered at 2:23 p.m. in a pasture on a farm owned by Martin Bergland which is seven miles west of Ottumwa on route 4. Cause of death was a gunshot wound apparently from a shotgun in Clark's back. Clark's body was found next to his pickup truck by a unidentified person. The Wapello County sheriffs department today declined to state whether the murder weapon has been found or whether the murder was witnessed. The sheriff also declined to say if there are any suspects in the slaying. The murdered victims body has been taken to Des Moines for a autopsy. It has been returned to the Jay Funeral Home. Bureau of Criminal Investigation. They include Wayne Sheston, two investigators, two agents from other areas and two lab persons.

Clark was born Aug 9, 1931 in Iowa Falls; the son of Lee and Marnia Hayden Clark. He was an Ottumwan resident for almost 15 years. He had been employed by the John Deere Ottumwa Works; but his occupation at the time of his death was not known.

He is survived by one son; Gary Lee of Williams; two daughters Lois and Phylluis Clark; both of Ottumwa; five brothers; Merle of Welton, Jerry and David both of Whatland, Lynn of Nevada and Timothy of Abilane, Texas; sisters; Darlene Downs of Ackley, Shurwyn Zimmerman of Cottage Grove, MINN; Avon Mertschbrock of Fort Madison, Norma Moore of Abilene, Texas, and Nacita Flores and Melody Black both of Crane, Texas. He was preceded in death by one son and his parents.

The services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home with the Rev. A.D. Pringle of the Ottumwa Baptist Temple officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

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  • Added: 30 Aug 2005
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