David Dean Clark, age 75, Floral City, died Dec. 22, 2013, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County.
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David was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Decatur, Ill., to the late William and Alberta (Langheldt) Clark. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of VFW Post 99 in Decatur, Ill., and transferred to Post 7122 of Floral City. David was an excellent welder and sheet metal worker. He enjoyed traveling, dancing and was the owner/operator of two different bars in Decatur, Ill., the Anchor Inn, Circle C and partner of the Belvedere Inn. He was a parishioner at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Brooksville.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Linda; his son Todd D. Clark, Florida; daughters Kimberly Rhodes, Blue Mound, Ill., and Deana Clark, Delray Beach, Fla.; his brother Frederick Clark, Decatur, Ill.; and grandchildren Miranda Kay, Kara Larie, Falon Rae, Madison Renee and Jacob Ryan. He was preceded in death by siblings Bill, Don, Bob, Gene, Anabelle, Patricia and Mary Kay.
A graveside military committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:15 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donations to honor David's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 designated for the Hospice House in Lecanto in lieu of flowers.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2013