Born in St. Charles, Mo, one of eight children. He was always close to his mother. He spent much of his formative childhood in Bellevue, Nebraska, playing Varsity wrestling, football, l and track at Bellevue High School. Our father had many fond memories spending summers with his grandmother who was tough as nails and passed on that same tenacity that would serve him well throughout his life. He would also share great memories of spending summers as a ranch hand at a ranch in western Nebraska.
Our father was passionate about causes he believed in including joining the Marines after high school. He developed his patriotism and lifelong love of his country that remained throughout his life.
Our father was incredibly hardworking, spending most of his life as an over the road truck driver traveling across the country and was always returning with many stories to share. His work was difficult, but he was willing to do it to ensure that his family was well cared for.
He was always willing to share his wisdom from a life that brought obstacles and triumphs with his children that no doubt was due to his sheer persistence, hard work, and street smarts.
He talked about how he enjoyed learning more and more about Scripture through his Bible study group he attended through a local church. He came to know and accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He talked about how thankful he was to be able to see the many blessings that God had bestowed upon him.
Most of all, our father loved his family with all his heart and did the best he could to ensure that they were happy and healthy. Watching his grandchildren grow and play was one highlight of his life the past couple of years. More than what he did, we want to share who he was, which was loving, adventurous, funny, resilient, and on top of that, a good bowler and friend to those who truly knew him.
The Lord has called him home, may he rest in peace.
Dad, keep praying for us that we may love each other with the strength and resilience that you have shown each of us through your life. Until we see your smiling face in heaven……………. Love you, Dad
Survived by son, Jason (Kimberly) Clark; daughter, Jennifer Clark; grandchildren, Olivia and Liam; siblings, Flora Henry, Gary Clark and Bonnie Naffziger; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Floyd Clark; mother, Helen Scott; siblings, Richard Clark, Shirley McCain, Floyd Clark, Jr. and Patricia Goodwin.
Visitation Thursday, July 27, 2023 beginning at 10:00AM, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00AM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel.