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Carroll G. "Jack" Stark Jr.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Carroll G. "Jack" Stark Jr., 87, Terre Haute, died Tuesday at his residence.

Born May 31, 1920, in Blackstone, Va., he was the son of Carroll Stark Sr. and Pearl Daniely Stark.

He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and member of Torpedo Squadron Eight. He received the Presidential Unit Citation award and was Chief Petty Officer.

He was a member of the Maple Ave. Methodist Church, Humboldt Masonic Lodge No. 42 F&AM -- where he was a 32nd degree Master Mason, the V.F.W. Post No. 972, American Legion, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute and Zorah Shrine, Phi Delta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Tau, a life member of Terre Haute Elks Lodge and Brazil Chamber of Commerce.

He was a retired teacher of more than 20 years and vocational director from Clay Community Schools, where he had introduced the DECA program. He also served as a Guidance Director and had previously taught school in Indianapolis and Martinsville.

He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master's degree at Indiana State University.

He was District Governor Representative of Rotary International and was Past President of the Terre Haute Men's Golf Association, Toastmasters (Vigo) International and Brazil Rotary Club.

He married Adeline Stark. She survives.

Additional survivors include daughter Kimberly Ann Stark-Wagner and husband Sean, Pickering Ontario; grandchildren Lauren and Ryan Wagner; aunt Merle Preecs, special friend Dr. Richard Butler and wife Georgina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Glen Stark.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, Terre Haute, with Rev. Monte Barker officiating. Burial will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday (today) at the chapel. Masonic Rites by Humboldt Masonic Lodge No. 42 F&AM is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday (today).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, American Cancer Society or the DECA Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.