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J. Leroy Clark

J. Leroy Clark, 89, of rural Carey, died at Westbrook Assisted Living, Upper Sandusky, on Saturday, Sept. 21. 2019.
He was born July 22, 1930, in Wyandot County, to the late Wm. Joseph and Lena G. (Bell) Clark. He married Waneta J. Dewey on May 20, 1950, and she survives in rural Carey.
He is survived by daughters, Kay  (Brad) Allen, Carey; Louise (John) Lortz, Upper Sandusky; and a son, Dennis (Carol) Clark, Carey; grandchildren, Wendy Daugherty, Alan Lortz, Christina Kisseberth, Kari Kessler, Heidi Brooks, Josiah Clark and Keren Wortham; 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, Richard (Sue Ann) Clark and Bill (Pam) Clark, both of Upper Sandusky; sisters, Betty Chester, Ellinger, Texas; and Sharon (Steve) Miller, Upper Sandusky.
He was a 1949 graduate of Carey High School.
Mr. Clark retired in 1997 as a foreman from National Lime and Stone Company after 50 years of employment. He was also a retired small grain and livestock farmer.
His hobbies were boating, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and jet skis. He enjoyed music, singing karaoke, dancing, playing cards and bowling. He could be called Mr. fix it and enjoyed cutting firewood. He was an honest hard working man always helping family and friends.
Leroy was a man who walked his faith, he established and appreciated the relationships with family, neighbors and friends. He was the driving force behind many family Christmas gatherings.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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  1. Dan Craft on September 23, 2019 at 9:23 am

    So sorry to read about Leroy’s passing. I knew him from my working at National Lime and Stone years ago.

  2. Donna Bender RN on October 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Waneta, we are all so sorry to hear about Joe. (as we called him) Please know our hearts and prayers are with you

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