Ralph L. Clark, 79 of Clearfield died on Sept. 7, 2010 at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1931 in Olanta, a son of the late Robert Clark, Sr. and Margaret (Simbeck) Clark.
Mr. Clark was employed as a heavy equipment operator for K & J Coal Co.
He was a member of the O’Shanter United Methodist Church, the Glen Richey Fire Co. and the Glen Richey Sportsman’s Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Royer) Clark, whom he wed Feb. 23, 1963 in Olanta,
Kim Kelly and fiancé Doug Robbins Clearfield
Ralph Clark, Jr. and wife Kathy NJ
Rebecca Johnson and husband Fred Clearfield
Sandra Smith and companion Dan Askey LeContes Mills
James Smith and wife Marlene TX
Tristen Kelly, Codey Kelly, Dallas Clark, Derek Johnson, Laura Bowman, Amy Jo King,
Tyler Smith, Hile Smith, Jr., Melissa Leigey, James Smith, Jr., David Smith
Ten brothers and sisters:
Richard Clark and wife Carol Olanta
Rosemary Lake Clearfield
Barbara Swatsworth and husband Ted Clearfield
Darlene Mulhollem and husband Dennis Bigler
Jack Clark Boyertown
Norma Freeman and husband Donald NC
Franklin Clark Olanta
Edward Clark Olanta
Sylvia White Olanta
Joyce Bowding and husband Donald Curwensville
And numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Smith and Richard Smith, three grandchildren, Ralph Clark, III, Dakota Clark, Carolyn Clark, a sister Iva King and two brothers, Robert Clark, Jr. and Dean Clark.
Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Christine Freeman-Frank officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olanta.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9-10:00 a.m.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to O’Shanter United Methodist Church, in care of Pastor Christine Freeman-Frank, PO Box 416, Bigler, PA 16825.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.