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William Leo (Bill) Clark

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — William Leo (Bill) Clark, 89, of Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Irvington, Kentucky, to the late James Clark and Eula Bessie (Goodall) Clark.

Bill was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, and Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Owensboro. He served six years in the National Guard and worked for Modern Welding and Green River Steel Corporation. Bill enjoyed working in his garage and building and creating many items with his welding skills. He enjoyed travel and camping and was a member of the local camping club. He was a member of the Owensboro Museum Rock Club.

He was married to Betty Jo (Gordon) Clark for 62 years and she preceded him in death on June 13, 2012. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Albert Clark, Irvin Clark, and Ray Clark; and a sister, Marlene Clark.

Survivors include a daughter, Marla Jo Steele (Bob), of Canton, Georgia; son, William David Clark, of Hartford, Kentucky; grandsons, James David Clark (Erin), of Oakwood, Tennessee, and Justin Lee Clark, of Cromwell, Kentucky; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Clark, and Jace Clark; three step-grandchildren, Rebecca Hawes (John), of Johnson City, Tennessee, Anthony Ralston, of Shelby, North Carolina, and Damien Pacheco, of Atlanta, Georgia; and two step-great-grandchildren, Emma Skye Hawes and Tyrn Lee Hawes.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Rosehill Cemetery.

The William Leo Clark family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Owensboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 910 Booth Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301 in honor of his dear friend, Barbara Johnson, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 224 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org.

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