Donald Stark

Monday, April 17, 2017

Donald G. "Duck" Stark, age 78, of Green Forest, AR passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was born February 22, 1939 in Green Forest son of the late Ora Cecil and Mildred Naomi (Fultz) Stark. He graduated from Green Forest High School in 1958. Don served in the U.S. Army from1962 to 1964. On April 17, 1964 he married the love of his life, Rita McCullough and to this union two daughters were born.

Don owned and operated the Conoco DX filling station in Green Forest in the 70's. He was a mechanic by trade and was known in the area for his excellent mechanic skills. After the filling station closed he opened his garage at his home. His favorite thing was to teach others the "how to" of mechanic work, yard work or garden work. In his younger years he built race cars and loved racing. He also enjoyed camping trips, spending time with family and drinking coffee with his buddies at the Green Forest Exxon Station.

Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita Stark of the home, daughters, Shelley Doyle of Green Forest and Brooke Reynolds and husband Joseph of Greenwood, AR, grandchildren, Nicole Widner, Devyn Doyle, Audrey Reynolds, Brandon Doyle and Cory Doyle, great-grandchildren, Mikhail and Juniper.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Darlene Faye Stark.

Celebration Of Life will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Brother Roscoe Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Pickens Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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