The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 10, 2011

Christopher Glenn Stark

The Joplin Globe

MONETT, MO — United States Army Specialist Christopher Glenn Stark, age 22, of Monett, Mo., was killed in action on Feb. 28, 2011, in COP Tangi, Afghanistan.

Christopher was born on Aug. 18, 1988, in Joplin, Mo. Christopher is the son of Teresa (Brown) Stark and the late, Jeffrey Allen Stark. Christopher graduated from Monett High School with the Class of 2007. While in school at Monett, he participated in football, basketball, baseball and soccer. He was also among the first group of cadets to launch the JROTC program at Southwest Area Career Center in Monett. Following graduation, he

enlisted in the United States Army, August of 2008. Christopher served with the 63rd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Battalion 20th Support Command. He was

stationed at Fort Polk, La. Christopher was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville, Mo.

Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Allen Stark.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Teresa Stark, of Nevada, Mo.; one brother, Trenton Stark, of Nevada; maternal grandparents, Max and Maxine Brown, of Webb City, Mo.; and paternal grandparents, Bill and Mary Johnson, of Hemet, Calif. Additional survivors include longtime family friend, CW4 Kirk Little, of Neosho, Mo., serving in Afghanistan, currently at home on leave. Extended family survivors include numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Jolly Mill Park, eight miles west of Monett, on Highway 60, south on Wallaby Road to Park. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett, with full military

honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Christopher, can be made to the Christopher Stark Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buchanan Funeral Home, of Monett.