Jack A. Clark

January 18, 1929 ‒ July 01, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Jack Arden Clark, 88, of Delaware passed away late Saturday evening, July 1, 2017 at the Gables in Marysville.

He was born January 18, 1929 in Bradford, Pennsylvania to the late Paul J. Clark and Ethel (King) Clark. Jack graduated from Greenville High School in 1947 and married his high school sweetheart, the former Phyllis Jean Seibel. He then graduated from Bowling Green University with a bachelor’s degree in 1950.  Together Phyllis and Jack shared 63 wonderful years, caring for each other’s needs, raising a family, and partaking in life’s journey. Phyllis went home to be with the Lord in 2011.

Jack worked as a retail manager for 30 years. His career began with the Uhlman’s Corporation first in the Palace Greenville store, followed by the Galion and Delaware stores. He concluded his retail career with Sears. He then went on to work as a security and safety officer with Children’s Hospital for 17 years.

A true outdoorsman at heart, he loved nature, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and shooting skeet.  He was a life member of the Black Wing Shooting Center and attended the Delaware Bible Church. Jack was also a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.

In his younger years he served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 318, his sons’ troop. He collected firearms and had a passion for Labrador Retrievers.  Jack was a care provider for several family members, whom he dearly loved. Strong in character, he was well-liked and was a man of integrity.

He will be remembered for his love of family and nature, especially the hills of Pennsylvania.

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Michael A. (Nancy) Clark and Douglas A. (Ginny) Clark of Delaware; daughter, Peggy Jo Clark of Rockbridge, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Jack was also preceded in death by his step-mother Esta King Clark.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 25th at Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Avenue in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to Gideon’s International or the Alzheimer’s Association.