Clark Ian Michael Clark was born at 11:48 p.m. on January 14, and passed in his parents' arms surrounded by family at 2:30 p.m. January 15, 2014. He is the 1st son and only child of Jared and Dawn Clark. Our beautiful boy fought so hard to be with us, but he came into this world too early. He touched so many lives in the short time he was here and we will never be the same because of him. We have never felt a stronger love than that of our son. No words were exchanged between us just the purest form of love we've ever experienced. We wish he could be with us now and look forward to being with him when our time is over on Earth. Ian Michael is survived by his grandparents, John Joseph Michael and Pamela Clark, Terry and Dorothy Maxon. His aunts and uncles, Michelle and Chad Warner, Shannon Maxon and Brian Honaker, Morgan Clark, and Ryan Gray. His cousins, Garrison, Raegan, Talen and Thobe Warner, Kearstyn Maxon, and Ashlynn Honaker. There is no greater love than the love you have for your child. There is no greater loss to feel than the death of your child. Words will never explain the love and heartache we feel everyday. We pray that God and our family members that have passed before us please hold, love, and protect Ian.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2014