In Loving Memory…

Sonny Clark

Farold Bryan “Sonny” Clark, 65, of Otterville, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Sonny was born on December 21, 1951, in Sedalia, the son of Farold M. Clark and Dorothy Gertrude Clark.

On October 25, 1982, in Franklin, TN, he was united in marriage to Marlayne Adams, who survives of the home.

Sonny was a musician, playing keyboard and piano. He played with many different bands over the years and spent several years playing in Nashville, backing-up various country stars. He best expressed himself through music. He not only enjoyed playing but also enjoyed the happiness he brought to people who listened. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and in the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Marlayne, he is survived by two children, James Clark, of La Monte, and Elizabeth Clark, of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Braidyn James Vaughn and Axle Dean Pate; and a sister, Annie Frisse, of Otterville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Jeff Page officiating.

Casket bearers will be Layne Brooks, Bill Smith, Andy Harding, Rod Nations, Aaron Harding and Trevor Schrader. Steve Schilb will be an honorary bearer.

Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Otterville.

The family will receiVe friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.



  1. Elijah Chastain :

    I am so saddened to hear of Sonny’s passing.
    We spent a lot of wonderful hours making music on stage and in the studio.
    I can’t measure the respect and adoration I have for Sonny.
    The lessons I learned about how to play music will stick with me forever.
    The debt of gratitude I owe him I could never repay.

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family.

    God bless you Sonny my friend and keep you until we meet again.

  2. So sorry to hear of Sonny’s passing, had the pleasure of meeting him in Nashville at the Plantation club in 1976, years later he spent several years in our Dad, Johnny Nace’s band and we played together on several occasions, he and Dad were close and made a lot of music together. Rest easy Sonny, 🎹🎶 prayers for your family.

  3. I will miss Sonny . As band mates we spent many “breaks” speaking of music , hunting, fishing and guns ! Always a smile and kind word to greet me . And we had so many wonderful hours on stage together making music . Sonny was one of the finest piano players I ever heard ! The world was a better place with him in it and you will be sorely missed. RIP my dear friend.

  4. My sympathies to you and your family. Prayers of peace and comfort for you during this time and days ahead.

  5. Rest in peace my friend. I will never forget the hours we spent playing music together and talking. You were a good friend and will be sadly missed.
    My condolences to your family and friends. Rest in peace my friend!

  6. Prayers and sympathy for Sonny’s friends and family..May God bless all of you..Sonny was a number one keyboard player..I went to hear him play every time I could..Sonny was a very kind sweet man..He made the best dance music I ever heard..

  7. Russell stuedle :

    Loved the music Sonny made. Have danced A lot to his music. A very talented man. Our prayers to the family.

  8. I’m so sad for the family and prayers going out to you! However, he will now be playing music with his favorite friend Johnny Nace my adopted dad that will be by his side! RIP Sonny and play on with dad!

  9. Marlayne so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

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