Rev. Leon  Clark
Rev. Leon Clark, 88, Kokomo, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019, at his home. He was born June 14, 1931, in Randolph County, Arkansas to Elmer E. and Ethel (Freeman) Clark. On June 6, 1952, he married Naomi K. Campbell, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and she preceded him in death on September 6, 2015.
Leon served in the United States Army during the Korean War and went on to work for Chrysler for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of UAW Local 685 and Crossroads Community Church and an honorary member of Rock Prairie Baptist Church. He had served as pastor of Losantville Separate Baptist Church, East 16th Street Separate Baptist Church, Rock Prairie Separate Baptist Church, New Fairlawn Church, and Church of One Accord and as senior adults pastor of Rock Prairie Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Deborah (Joe) McDaniel, Kokomo, Rebecca (Jeff) Harlow, Tipton, and Kathryn (Rick) Hunt, Columbia City; grandchildren, MSgt Sam (Laurie) McDaniel, Will (Tricia) Harlow, Leslie (Curt) Raab, Jessica (Joshua) Kluetz, Jennifer (David) Conrad, Jana (Scott) Tyree and Matthew (Bethany) Hunt; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Boyd (Lavern) Clark; sister-in-law, Maxine Clark; several nieces and nephews that he was very close to. Leon was a dog lover and over the years always had a dog as a beloved companion, also.
In addition to his wife, Naomi Clark, he was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Richard Harlow and Jeff McDaniel; brother, Herb Clark; and sisters, Nina (Cecil) Burtcher and Doris (Leon) Richardson.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Jefferson Manor and the St. Vincent Hospice for the love and care they extended. Nurse Mary Lou, Deb Zendt, and all the Jefferson Manor staff were amazing with their willingness to go above and beyond in their devotion to their friend and patient.
Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S. 00 EW, Kokomo, with Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the church. Friends are welcome to gather at 9:30 am Tuesday to follow in procession from Crossroads Community Church for graveside services at 10 a.m. in Brookside Cemetery in Windfall. Contributions may be made in Leon's memory to the Action Pact Children's Ministry at Crossroads. Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at
Published on November 30, 2019


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Tom Rose
Dec 02, 2019
Knew Leon from Chrysler ,good man I am in CA. And not able visit in person . Sorry for loss we know where he is right now
Fred and Emily Swaim
Dec 01, 2019
Brother Leon was my pastor when I was first saved, he was a good pastor and a good friend.
Dec 01, 2019
So sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. I have known Leon and his family for close to 60 years. Last time I saw him was about 4 years ago and it was obvious that his spirit was broken. Losing Naomi took its toll and now they can be together once more. Leon was one of the kindest and most amazing men I have ever known and I’m so glad that I was blessed with knowing him. He was definitely one of the best. He will be missed. Condolences to his family. Debbie, Becky, Kathy, so sorry for your loss. You are so blessed to have him for a father. I truly loved that man. He made an impact on my life.
Pastor Paul Martin
Nov 30, 2019
As a new Pastor in 1988 to the Kokomo community, Pastor Leon befriended me. We were involved in trying to keep the Kokomo Center Township School Board to allow the Gideon’s to distribute New Testaments to all Fifth graders. He was a tremendous man who deeply loved His Lord and his family! We have confidence to know that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!”
Blessings to his family!