John R. Clark
July 05, 1945 ‒ February 05, 2016
Formerly of Galion, Ohio
John R. Clark, 70, of Choctaw, Oklahoma and formerly a resident of Galion for 30 years passed away February 5, 2016 at his home in Choctaw, Oklahoma after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 5, 1945 in Hanging Rock, Ohio, he was the son of Edward and Myrtle (Cole) Clark. He was previously married to Tealie (Bailey) Clark for 35 years and she preceded him in death. He then married Linda R. Clark and has been married for 16 years and she survives.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Jo Ann (Ted) Howard of Galion, Tammie (Brian) Meek of Indiana, Donna Morrison of Mansfield and John E. Clark of Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four step children, eight step grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jim and Richard Clark.
John was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he served as an usher and had a loving church family and Pastor Nathan T. McDonald.
He was known for his hard work ethic and putting forth 100% effort into any project he started. In Oklahoma John worked at Walmart Family Market in the produce department, where he received several employee of the month awards. He previously worked at the former Perfection Cobey in Galion
Many people will remember John in the Galion area for his many years of volunteering with the HomeCare Matters Hospice, managing the Funnel Cake Stand. He also was a reserve police officer for the Galion Police Department, special duty officer for Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Richland County Ohio Special Response Team.
John coached both women and men’s winning softball teams (Artcraft, Willmann Company and Fulton’s TV and Appliance) at East Park in Galion.
In addition to his parents and his first wife he was preceded in death by sister, Amery Runyon, twin brother, Paris Clark, infant brother, Danny Clark and a great grandson, Brandyn Lucas Clark.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Ted Howard, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of John Clark, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.