Lewis Clark

Lewis F. Clark

1922 - 2014 SAXTONS RIVER Lewis F. Clark, fondly known as Clarkie, of Saxtons River Road, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. Clarkie was born in Jeffersonville, Vt. on July 9, 1922, the son of Lewis and Jenny Tilton Clark. He was a 1941 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School and played on the baseball team as a pitcher and outfielder. Clarkie served his country proudly during WWII in the Pacific Theater, the Philippine Liberation Campaign, and New Guinea. He was very proud of his service and especially his membership in the American Legion Post 37, where he was a member for years. Clarkie loved doing things with his family, especially at camp on Lake Carmi, hunting in Allagash, Maine, and cutting wood. He worked at various jobs, but his passion was truck driving. He drove many miles for Dairy Transport, hauling milk, Perini Corp. building I-91, and various flood control dams in the area. He also drove a few million miles for CPM and Ryegate paper companies, up and down the east coast and west to Chicago. Clarkie retired and drove for Wilson and Lawrence and ran parts for Clark's Heavy Equipment. He especially loved working with his grandsons, Kevin and Brett Clark on various construction projects throughout New England. On May 29, 1942, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Robideau, who predeceased him. Together they had 5 sons, who survive him; Wayne Clark of Bellows Falls, Gary Clark and his wife, Millie, of Bellows Falls, Ronnie Clark and his wife, Sandy, of Saxtons River, Michael Clark of Saxtons River, and Dana Clark of Rutland. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Betty Clark of Sheldon; his brother-in-law, Rayburn Donna of Richford, Vt.; his grandchildren, Scott, Jenny, Wayne, Chris, Kevin, Brett, Angela, Jaime, Travis, Brian, Samuel, and Ashley, and several great-grandchildren. Clarkie was predeceased by his brothers, Harry Clark and Bernard Clark (his best friend); sister, Charlene Donna, and his brother-in-law, Ernest Robideau. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FENTON AND HENNESSEY FUNERAL HOME in Bellows Falls Vt. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 30, at the Saint Charles Church in Bellows Falls, Vt., with the burial to follow at the Houghtonville Cemetery in Houghtonville, Vt.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 28, 2014