Liz Adams | CAPROCK COURIER
, plans to retire at the end of this week. Stark is a third-generation banker whose family has been well-known for community service and for helping to establish and grow the First National Bank of Quitaque since the 1920s. The bank celebrates a century of service to its community in 2020.
His grandfather Orlin Stark was an organizer of the bank and worked as a cashier before serving as its president for thirty-six years. His father, O.R. Stark, Jr., also served as the bank’s president. After forty-three years in banking, Stark and his wife, Linda, are set to move to Cleburne, Texas, to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
The best thing about his job, said Stark, has been “working with the people.” Stark added, “We want to be a caring bank, looking out for our community.”
Stark spoke of looking forward to pursuing interests, such as volunteering with Texas Baptist Men to provide disaster relief alongside his wife.
Loan officer Lindsey Fuston, who has worked with Stark for the past four years, commented, “He is an excellent boss. He goes out of his way to help others and treats everyone with kindness and respect.”
Although Stark said that he will miss the day-to-day activities of the bank, he will still have a part in it, and he does not expect that it will change.