Jerry Matthew Clarke, 51, of Independence, Missouri died at his home on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Jerry was born December 27, 1966 in Kansas city, Missouri to Jerry Dean and Judy Carol (Ellis) Clarke. He attended schools all throughout the country and graduated from Oak Grove High School with the Class of 1985. Jerry was a passionate pilot and enjoyed his membership with the Opossum Trot Air Force.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Clarke of Kansas City, Missouri; his parents, Jerry and Judy Clarke and his maternal grandmother, Connie "Mong" Spurny all of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; and Ginny Clarke of Prescott, Kansas.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials to 89.3 KCUR Kansas City Public Radio in care of the funeral home, Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kansas 66075.
Friends and family may leave on line condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.