Willis Clark Cofer, Jr., 74, of Fairfax, Missouri, died August 8, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones.
Clark was born February 23, 1944, in Maryville, Missouri, to Willis Clark and Eva Marie (Martin) Cofer. He graduated from Fairfax High School with the class of 1962, then attended Northwest Missouri State University graduating with degrees in Agriculture and Business.
On June 12, 1966, Clark was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kay Frances Creed. From this union they were blessed with two children, Dana “Michelle” and Willis “Mark”.
As a child, Clark loved to fish, hunt and ride horses, participating in the Tarkio Rough-Riders and Drill Team. Clark was a lifelong farmer, working in partnership with his father, Willis, in their farm and livestock operation. Clark also enjoyed operating a bulldozer and managing his trucking company.
Clark and Kay enjoyed dancing and visiting friends and family during their travels throughout the United States in their 5th wheel. He especially enjoyed vacationing with the family, spending the summers in Minnesota, and the winter months in Louisiana and Florida.
Clark was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfax where he has served as an elder. A man of few words, he was a good listener and a friend to many. He firmly believed his family was life’s greatest blessing.
Clark was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Marie, and father, Willis Clark. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kay, of the home, Fairfax; daughter, Michelle (Doug) Bliss, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and son, Mark (Shelly) Cofer, Rock Port, Missouri; grandchildren, Lauren Cofer, Shawnee, Kansas, Taylor Cofer, Platte City, Missouri, Morgan Cofer, Rock Port, Missouri, Jack Bliss, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Claire Bliss, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Memorial services were held August 11, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, conducted by Rev. Elaine Loggi and Rev. Andy Braams. Interment was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fairfax.
Memorials may be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, and Saint Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Services were under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax.