Thursday, March 11, 2010

William Joe Clark, 1938-2010

Daily Iowegian - 9 March 2010
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  W. Joe Clark, 72, of Centerville, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
  Joe was born Jan. 18, 1938, the son of Bill and Ruth (Hixenbaugh) Clark in Centerville. He grew up in Plano and graduated from Centerville High School. He married Judith Katherine Butkovich July 30, 1959 in Camanche. She preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1982. Joe was in the US National Guard for over 12 years. He worked for Mitchell and Chebuhar several years before going to work for Appanoose County driving a rock truck. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was an avid NASCAR fan.
William Joe Clark
  Joe is survived by his children, Cheryl (Ronny) Kirkland of Centerville, Joe (Tracy) Clark of Centerville; grandchildren, Jennifer Kirkland of Cincinnati, Amanda (Clint) Wells of Cincinnati, Nathan Kirkland of Centerville, Niki Brunning of Loveland, Colo., Michael Clark, Dakota Clark and Zachary Clark all of Centerville; a great-grandchild, Leo Wells of Cincinnati; and siblings, Roger (Jill) Clark of Centerville and Bruce (Ruth) Clark of Centerville.
  He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
  A Memorial service will be held 10:30 Wednesday morning, March 10, at Lange Funeral Home, Centerville, with Pastor Kay Singley officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow at the Numa Cemetery in Numa. A memorial has been established to the Centinental St. Joe and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com.
His Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of him as gone away
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost-
and he was loved so much.
E. Brenneman

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