WOOSTER – Loy Raymond Clark lived a life of leadership, family and service.
Loy lived for 94 years, the last 55 in Wooster. He passed peacefully in his sleep at 10:25 a.m., March 21, 2012, with his family at his side.
Born January 12, 1918, to John and Anne (Jones) Clark, Loy grew up on the family farm near Waddle, Pennsylvania and Brighton, Ohio and in the City of Lorain, Ohio. After graduating from Brighton High School in 1937 he attended The Ohio State University, where he graduated as a Vocational Agriculture Teacher
Loy’s first teaching job in Chardon, Ohio was cut short when he volunteered to join the Army. He served as a Lieutenant of Field Artillery from October 3, 1942 until May 9, 1946. He primarily served as a Field Artillery Liaison Officer for the 63rd Infantry Division, European Theater during WWII. he participated in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns.
Returning from the War, Loy taught Vocational Agriculture in Amherst, Fredericksburg, and Smithville, Ohio before moving to Wooster and teaching Math and Earth Science for 18 years. Additionally, he continued his military service as an officer in the United States Army Reserves primarily in the 447th Civil Affairs Company as both the Operations Officer and Commander.
Loy married Phyllis Blair, from Burton, Ohio but after raising their four children they divorced and he married Ruth Keister (Fox) in 1980.
Loy was preceded in death by his wife Ruth (Keister) Clark, his parents, brothers Norwood, Milton, Eugene and Harry Clark; sisters Mary Clark, Beatrice (Smith) Clark, and Dorothy Clark. He is survived by his brother Robert Clark, his former wife Phyllis Blair Clark Beardsley, children Dennis (Susie) Clark, Lynn Clark, Diane (David) Moore and Craig (Bobbie) Clark, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Last respects can be paid on Friday, March 23, 2012 beginning at 1:00 p.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Larry Black officiating. Interment will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home
1 Hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. service