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Clarence M. Clark, Jr.
September 9, 1932 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Clarence Monroe Clark, Jr., of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully at Casey Hospice House on September 24th, after a courageous battle with cancer. Clarence, also known as Junior, or J.R., worked as an auto mechanic for many years until his retirement at age 72. He loved big game hunting, and once traveled to Alaska, to fulfil his dream of hunting grizzly bear, of which he succeeded. He also enjoyed deer hunting, as well as visiting his friend’s farm in Boonsboro, where he helped to control the groundhog population.
Although he enjoyed hunting wild animals, Junior had a love for all animals, and had many pets over the years, including his horse “Buck”, as well as dogs King, Doggie, Rex, Pepper, Kanella, Lucky, and Princess. He also raised chickens and ducks and dabbled in beekeeping for many years.
Junior’s greatest love in life, however, was his wife, Shirley, to whom he had been married for 65 years. She was his best friend and life partner, and his world revolved around her. They were rarely apart, especially in recent years.
Junior was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Monroe Clark, Sr., and Mildred Clark of Hyattsville, MD. In addition to his wife, Shirley, Junior is survived by his daughter, Susan Davis (husband Darwin) of Dickerson; Son, David (girlfriend Jan) of Silver Spring, granddaughter, Christina Sanders (husband Zac), of Clarksburg, and great Grandson, Benjamin Sanders, also of Clarksburg. He is also survived by his brother, Clyde Clark, of Utah, Sister-in-laws, Mary Mason of Woodbine, Sharon Cardinal (husband Garry) of Knoxville, TN, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends, including his Old Orchard Road neighbors/family.
A memorial service for Junior will be held on Saturday, October 7th at Ashton Methodist Church, 17314 New Hampshire Avenue, Ashton, MD 20861. Visitation will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a brief service at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Montgomery Hospice (http://www.montgomeryhospice.org – reference Casey Hospice House/Clarence Clark, Jr.)