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Obituary for Ralph L. Clark
Ralph L. Clark, age 86, of Dexter City, Ohio, died Monday, July 6, 2015, at his home. He was born January 10, 1929, in Middleburg, son of the late Walter Lee and Bertha Heddleson Clark. He studied electronics at DeVry Institute in Chicago, and he was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired in 1992 as a supervisor at Central Ohio Coal Company following 36 years of service. Mr. Clark was a member of the Reinersville United Methodist Church, a member of the Sharon Lodge #136, F&AM, the Valley of Cambridge AASR, 32nd degree mason, the Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus, and he was a member of the Dexter City American Legion Post #418. He loved to golf and fish.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sons, Garry G. Clark and Dennis D. Clark, who died July 8, 2006; one grandson, Christopher Clark; and three brothers, George Lee Clark, Arthur Leland “Buzz” Clark, and Raymond Harry Clark.
Surviving are his wife, L. Jolene Long Clark, whom he married June 18, 1950; his children, Larry L. (Linda) Clark of Reinersville, Randy R. Clark (Mark VanZanten) of Marietta, Eugene E. (Scott) Clark of Zanesville, and Alan A. (Tiah) Clark of New Concord; one sister, Louise Barnett of Devola; two sisters-in-law, Bertha Clark of Summerfield and Sandy Clark of Delaware; one brother-in-law, Ralph Long of Byesville; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a Masonic service will be observed at 7:00PM. The funeral service will be observed Friday, July 10th at 11AM with Pastor Jim Garrett and George Clark officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Reinersville Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey online at www.hospiceofguernsey.com, or at P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio, 43725, or to the Reinersville United Methodist Church, c/o Richard Oney, 6732 State Rt. 78, Reinersville, Ohio, 43756.