Dr. Kendal Clark

May 13, 1980 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 43) 43 Years Old

Dr. Kendal Clark Obituary

Fayette, MO resident, Dr. Kendal Clark, age 43, passed away at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia on November 17, 2023, after a short battle with cancer.

Kendal Woolf Clark was born in Tuscumbia, MO on May 13, 1980.  He was one of two children born to Terry E. and Marita M. (Lamp) Clark.  Kendal graduated from Dixon High School with the class of 1998.  He furthered his education earning his undergrad degree from Central Methodist University in 2002.  Kendal then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Physics and Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in 2010.  On July 17, 2004, Kendal married the love of his life, Tisha Flaherty, at Grace Fellowship Church outside of Fayette.  The couple has enjoyed over 19 years together.

Dr. Kendal Clark lived a very full life for the short amount of time he spent on earth.  He was very intelligent and his career and list of accomplishments were remarkable.  After earning his doctorate, Dr. Clark contributed to mass amounts of scientific research.  He was recruited to work at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee to conduct high tech research.  Dr. Clark contributed to, and was cited in numerous domestic and international publications, for his research and work.  For the last 10 years, Dr. Clark was working as a physics professor at Central Methodist University.  In his spare time, Dr. Clark loved working on automobiles and racing his stage rally cars with his brother (Clark Racing Team).  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association for close to 20 years.  Along with his loving wife, Dr. Clark was a faithful member of Grace Fellowship Church of Fayette, MO.

Survivors include his wife of the home, Tisha Clark; son, Cameron Jones of Fayette, MO; parents, Terry and Marita Clark of Dixon, MO; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Belinda and Larry Threlkeld of Dixon, MO; and brother, Travis (Casey) Clark of Brinktown, MO.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Gladys Clark, maternal grandparents, Ralph and Hazel Lamp and an uncle, Larry Clark.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Monday, November 20, 2023 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette.  Funeral services will be 10 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at Grace Fellowship Church outside of Fayette, with Rev. Gary Wrisberg officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Ashland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Dr. Kendal Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy. 5 & 240 N., Fayette, MO 65248.  Online condolences may be shared at

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November 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Funeral Home -Fayette Location
174 Hwy. 5 & 240 N
Fayette, MO 65248

November 21, 2023

10:00 AM
Grace Fellowship Church
3184 MO-240
Fayette, MO 65248


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