Donald Keith Clark was born June 21, 1959 to Roy Edward Clark and Louisa Lucille (Warner) Mercer at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Donnie attended Mount Ayr Community School.
Donnie later moved to Glenwood where he remained until 1990. He then moved to Atlantic for a few years before he moved to Creston. While in Creston Donnie worked at Innovative Industries. In 1995 he returned to Mount Ayr where he currently resided.
Donnie later began going to Ringgold County Supportive Services where he enjoyed the staff and all his friend and especially liked being in the plays they put on. Donnie loved Mickey Mouse, listening to music and Christmas movies.
Donnie was preceded in death by his father Roy Clark and mother Lucille Mercer.
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Junita (Junior) Adams, Robert (Patricia) Clark, Jerry (Nancy) Clark, Betty (Dan) Johnson and Steve (Barb) Clark; step-father, Darrell Mercer; step-brother, Robert (Louisa) Mercer; two step-sisters, Patty (Mike) Rowe and Diane (Ron) Stephenson; half brother, Jamie Clark; special friend, Donnie Graham; lots of nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services and burial for Donnie was held at 1 p.m. on September 29, 2016 at the Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal, IA with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating.
Casket bearers were Robert Mercer, Charlie Adams, Mike Rowe, Don Zollman, Duane Adams and George Thurman. Honorary casket bearers were the friends and staff of the Ringgold County Supportive Services.
A memorial fund has been established in Donnie’s name.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016