John C. Clark

July 04, 1958 ‒ April 02, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John C. Clark, age 61, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on July 4, 1958 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Leland and Eileen (Daniels) Clark.  John was a 1976 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and worked for Cooper Bessemer for many years.

He is survived by his brother, Bruce (Debbie) Clark of Mount Vernon, a half-brother, Ronald Daniels of Cleveland and two nieces.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will observe a private service.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John C. Clark.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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  • Dear Debe and Bruce,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your loving memories. Please let us know if we can help in this difficult time. With love-

    Julie and Michael

  • Dear Debe and Bruce,

    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. We are sending you condolences, love, and healing wishes.

    Warmth and love,

    Kora and Ross

  • This makes me very sad. John was such a super nice guy and a friend for many many years. We had so many laughs together and he will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. I am very very sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace “Johnny Downtown”


  • Dear Bruce and family,
    Sad, sad news. I can’t remember not knowing him. We hung out so much. Kind, humble, hilarious and a true friend. He touched the heart of all that knew him. A talented craftsman. So many great memories! I sincerely hope those memories are where you find comfort. Our sincere condolences.
    David and Lisa Seitz

  • So sad to hear this news. John and I were close friends from grade school at Meadow Lane through high school and a little beyond. I have so many fond memories of John and will always cherish his great sense of humor and gentle spirit. May he rest in peace.

  • So sorry for your loss, John was a great man. The past 5 or so years I was his officemate and I learned a lot about (and from!) him. His jokes and “fake news” were always the highlight of our day. We just talked to him a few weeks ago and he was in good spirits and seemed to be feeling well. This was definitely a shock to see. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. We will be thinking of you all during this time.

  • Bruce, We are sorry to hear about this. We wanted to extend our sympathies to you in the loss of John. He will be missed.

    Jim and Vera Bridges

  • I am so so sad to hear of John’s passing. We were friends for many years and shared some great times. He was truly one of the nicest people I have ever known. A loyal friend. He will be missed by all that loved him. Prayers to his family. RIP John

  • Bruce, We’re sorry to read of John’s passing. He was a fun and pleasant part of our work family. We hope our sympathy is some comfort to you and your family.

  • My dear friend John. You were an incredible friend to many and will be missed by all. I will always remember you as a founding member of the phylum mollusca and your gentle and caring heart. We should all strive to be as kind as you.

  • To the Clark family,
    So sorry for your loss. I knew John from working at Ariel. Always loved his sense of humor. Such a nice guy. My thoughts are with you.
    Cheryl Manning

  • My deepest sympathy to the Clark family. John was an amazing person. He always had the best “fake news” to share with us and I learned a lot from him in the few years I had the pleasure of working with him. He was always a wealth of knowledge and he will be greatly missed.

  • John was such a kind, sincere and caring person who was very intelligent and also had a marvelous sense of humor. I remember the time many years ago when a number of us would get together occasionally for a barbeque and share funny stories and also had thought provoking discussions. John was a humble man with a kind hearted spirit. Whenever I would run into John whether at work or see him out and about at the grocery our talk would eventually turn to how the fur babies (our dogs) were doing.
    My deepest sympathy to Bruce and Debra.
    God’s peace,
    Cheryl Rhodes

  • Our sincere sympathy to the Clark family. We were lucky to know John at Ariel. He always had a great sense of humor and just a wonderful person. We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning. Rest in peace John!

  • So sorry to hear the news. So many good memories of a really good friend. I will always remember all the good times together. My deepest sympathy.

    • He was one of my older brothers best friends. I got along with as well. He always treated us younger kids two years with very nice respect.

  • Please accept my sincere condolence for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with John for a couple of years at Ariel. John’s work ethic, intelligence and sense of humor was the best. I loved his giggle and warm grin. Reviewing The Daily Mail was always a hoot with John! Of course when it came to work no question would go unanswered as he was always so great to help.

    Rest peacefully John.

  • Our condolences to Johns’s family !! He was a good man !! We talked about the latest football news . He always had a point of view .

  • Deat Bruce

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your wife are in our prayers.

    Bill and Kim Doane

  • All my sympathy goes out to Bruce and Debra at this time for their loss. I only knew John a short while and he impressed me as a wonderful, caring person. I am sure he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. God bless him in his new journey and bless family and friends always!

  • I was sorry to hear this news. Our prayers go out to Bruce&Debra. It’s been many years since seeing John last but, when I think of him I have good memories of his place The Barn, The Keg/ Wildwood, & parties at my parents house where Clarke always found something wrong with my meatballs! John Always brought a Smile to my face because of his smile and laugh!!
    Doug Schmidt (Schmidty) & Toni Jenkins

  • Such a short, but full, life for John.
    What a character! Always a smile and laugh. He always had a story to share.
    Bruce and Debra, you have my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    John is without pain or worry and he awaits seeing you in the next life.

  • Dear Bruce,

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

    Roger and Maurine Perry