WARREN “TITE” STARK
Warren G. “Tite” Stark, 92, of Powersville, Mo., passed away April 9, 2013, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia after a brief illness.
Tite was born on Aug.1, 1920, the son of William Levi and Mary Anna (Starr) Stark near Powersville, Mo. He was united in marriage on Sept. 29, 1940, to Neva Irene Zimmerman who preceded him in death. Tite honorably served in the United States Army during the World War II. Tite and Neva owned and operated Stark Locker Service for nearly 25 years. In addition to running the extensive family farming operations, Tite also worked as a substitute rural route mail carrier for 28 years and a regular carrier for 13 years. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow prevented him from delivering the mail to those on his route.
Tite enjoyed his Charolais cattle and had a favorite bull, which was tame enough to ride. He also enjoyed his horses, especially his trick horse, Trixie. He raised her from a colt and taught her to react to his voice. Tite loved his family and enjoyed spending time sharing stories with them about his many and varied experiences as a member of our nation’s “Greatest Generation.” In his younger days, he played baseball and basketball, hunted, trapped and enjoyed country music. Tite liked watching sports, especially Texas Ranger baseball. He was fortunate to have remained independent and strong to the end, living in his own home and continuing to drive. Tite leaves many wonderful memories for his family to cherish.
His parents; infant son, Gary Warren Stark; three brothers and three sisters, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include son, William Perry Stark and wife Sue of Powersville; daughter, Sharon Thompson Parks and husband Tom of Unionville; five grandchildren, David Thompson and wife Elaine of Jefferson City, Mo., Eric Thompson and wife Angie of Worthington, Mo., Perry Stark and wife Sherri of Indianola, Gary Stark and Rick Stark of Powersville; three great- grandsons, Levi Thompson of Unionville, Dustin Stark of Indianola and Rusty Stark and wife Alyson of Indianola; two great-granddaughters, Stormi Vanover and husband Spencer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Shadyee Stark of Indianola; two great-great- granddaughters, Kinleigh Jan Vanover and Lola Ann Stark along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Playle and Jones Family Funeral Home in Unionville on April 12 with Pastor Kevin Collins officiating.
Casket bearers were David Thompson, Eric Thompson, Duane Stark, Jim Stark, Mike Plummer, and J. C. Davis.
Interment was in the Powersville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Powersville Cemetery and may be entrusted with Playle and Jones Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th, Unionville, Mo., 63565.
Playle and Jones Family Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.