Joseph Hoover Clark
80, of Dover, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in Union Hospital. He was born April 18, 1932 at Kensington, Ga., the son of the late Charlie and Minnie Mercy Clark. A hard working man his entire life, he was a retired employee of Republic Steel at Massillon. "Hoover" was an Army veteran who honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a big sports fan and loved following the Cleveland Indians. He was also skilled in many ways and had a variety of interests including gardening, carpentry and cooking.
He is survived by nine children, Joe (Casey) Clark of New Philadelphia, Jeff Clark and his fiancé Janet Farrer of Dover, Justin Autrey of Midvale, Fred Shamburger of Massillon, Nikki Autrey of Tenn., Ebony Lofton of Massillon, Renee, Joe and Peaches Clark of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandchildren, Joey, Mikilah, Idera, Darius, and Megan Clark, Tamera Enos, DeAndre, Daylen and Dante Clark, Isaac Autrey, Sharonna, Keyana and Anthony Autrey, along with a number of other loving grandchildren and four generations of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, and his second wife, Evelyn; three sisters, Vera Strong, Alice Socats and Eula Woods; five brothers, Ernest, Lawrence, Milton, Lois and Mitchell Clark; and a son, Joe.
Joseph's nephew, Pastor Archie Jackson, will officiate a memorial service celebrating his life on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover. Those unable to attend or wishing to share a fond memory may sign the online register book by visiting the Obituaries & Flowers link on the funeral home's website.
Published in The Times Reporter on Feb. 6, 2013