"3">Mr. Joe Berry Stark, 83, of Grove, Oklahoma formerly of

Anderson, Missouri departed this life on Friday, April 15, 2011 at

the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma.

"3">Joe entered this life on January 10, 1928 in Miami, Oklahoma

the only child born to the union of the late Leslie and Pearl

(Berry) Stark.  In 1967 he moved his family to Anderson, Missouri

and purchased a cattle and poultry farm.  He has resided the last

nine years in Grove, Oklahoma. Joe was a veteran of the United

States Navy serving during WWII.

"3">He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of sixty-one

years, Mary Stark on June 8, 2009; and a grandson, Robert


"3">Joe is survived by two sons, Richard Stark of Centerton,

Arkansas and Douglas Stark of Miami, Oklahoma; two daughters, Karen

Furlow of Gravette, Arkansas and Tracy Hubbard of Grove, Oklahoma;

nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

"3">Graveside funeral services with full military honors for Mr.

Stark were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Ozark

Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri with Bro. Ricky Williams


"3">Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Joe

Stark, Steven Stark, Chris Cornell, Bonnie Stark, Charlie Furlow,

Jerad Furlow, Billy Hubbard, Charles Furlow and Jim


"3">The family received friends on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. in

the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes.

"3">On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our




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"3">Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the

Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.