John E. Clark

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CLARK John E. Clark, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2012. He was a beloved father and grandfather and passed from this earthly plane to be with his beloved Polly. John was born November 27, 1922 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Charles H. and Bernice (Pettit) Clark. A graduate of Mt. Vernon High School he served in World War II in France and England in the Army Air Corps with the 79th Troop Carrier Squadron in the 436th Group in communications. He was a Life Member of VFW Post 4027 and a Past Post Commander as well as serving in various other offices. John's career began at Timkins & Shellmar before working for Continental Can, which he retired from after 34 years in packaging and new product development and customer technical support country wide. He was married to Polly (Mickley) for 60 years. Known for his love of woodworking he built hundreds of pieces of furniture for family and friends over the years. John was a well known sight at local auctions where he worked for Kenny Love and Red Shaw. Always ready with his trusty truck to lend a hand he will be sadly missed. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and very proud that three of his sons became Eagle Scouts. John became an Honor Flight member in 2011. John was preceded in death by his wife Polly, his parents, his in-laws Bernard and Marilla Mickley, his brothers Ralph and Sam, his sisters Mid, Mart and Jane. He is survived by his children, Mike (Linda), Pat (Steve Belmont), Jack, J.D. (Brigette) and Doug (Tara); grandchildren, Joe (Belmont), Travis, Brian, Stephanie, Shelby, Alex, Morgan, Haley and Tommy; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Reece (Belmont); his sister, Ann; and his sisters-in-law, Elsie May (Bill Dye) and Helen. A Celebration of his life and calling hours will be Monday, April 16, 2012 from 1-3 and from 6-8 p.m. at FLOWER-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 619 East High Street, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ohio, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017, The , 5455 North High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050. There will be a private family burial. To view this obituary or leave the family a private condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John E. Clark.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 10, 2012
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