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Charles H. Clark Jr.
Charles H. Clark Jr.FlagCharles H. Clark Jr., 93 of Richwood (Claibourne), died peacefully Thursday afternoon April 16, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born September 8, 1926 in Columbus to the late Charles H. Clark Sr. and Betty (Gardula) Rice.

Charles was a 1944 graduate of the Columbus North High School. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

He had a successful career as a salesman for Anderson Publishing, selling legal books. He also had served as an International Union Rep for the AFL-CIO in Columbus. He was a farmer at heart, moving his family to the country to raise his prized Angus cattle. He also was known for his “chef” abilities, he loved having his family around to eat, cook, and have a legal beverage with. He had a soft spot in his heart for his German Shepard dogs.

The true center of his life was his family, he loved them all, but he got great pleasure out of being around the younger ones.

On September 10, 1949 he married Margaret (Mesi) and she died February 15, 1990, he was also preceded in death by a daughter: Christie Ann Clark Smith and a sister, Barbara Wills.

Surviving are his children: Charles H. “Chip” (Jo) Clark III of Marysville and Jeff (Alane) Clark of Richwood
grandchildren: Kevin (Brooks) Smith, Alison (Nathan) Campbell, Tony (Stacy) Clark and Melissa (Charles Jonas) Clark
step grandchildren: PJ Arnold, Amy Arnold, Pete Arnold, Belinda Smith, Kimberly Smith
great grandchildren: Jordan (Chad) Bright, Kennedy Holtzclaw, Dawson Holtzclaw, Jayden Smith, Lilliana Smith, Vallan Campbell, Sydney Clark, Aaron Clark and Mia, Michael and Maria Jonas
great great grandchildren: Mason, Hayden and Westin Bright, Aurora Bowmer.
son-in-law: Dale Smith of Florida
sister: Rose Drumm of Galena

Public graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Friday April 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center. Military Honors will be given by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1095, Delaware.

Due to the ongoing health situation, there will be only private family calling hours.
The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Memorial gifts may be made to the Viaquest Hospice 525 Metro Pl N Ste 300, Dublin, OH 43017  

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Tom Gwynn
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM

Sorry to everyone on your fathers passing. Hang in there Chip.

#2 from: Larry Nibert
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 2:42 PM

Sorry  for your loss. He was always fun to talk to

#3 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 2:49 PM

Sorry for your family's loss...healing prayers for you all!

#4 from: Feasel
Mt.Sterling Oh
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 3:25 PM

I cannot believe he’s gone! He’s was a Terrific Person & the Most Kind Person one could ever meet! It’s not going to be the same when I go out to see him & he says.....My son Greg love you son! Then he says....would you have a drink with me? Man this is hard! Thank You Jeff & Chip for allowing me to be part of the Clark Family all these years! Love You All

#5 from: Vicki simon
Butler ky
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 5:14 PM

To my dad Charlie from Afton road. From the very beginning I remember his hugs and his loud voice saying Victoria come here. And then the laughter started and the biggest hugs ever given. This man I loved so much he was my best friends daddy. He will forever be my Charlie dad.

#6 from: Kelli Marioth
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 5:42 PM

I was so lucky to have this man in my life as a young adult! I can still hear his loud bolsteres voice calling my name. The food how could I not mention the amazing food he made us and the pizzas for the super bowl. Memories I will cherish now and always.  Love to the family.

#7 from: Belinda smith
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:11 PM

So sorry for my family my heart hurts so bad I love you grandpa thank you for loving me and my family please watch over our family tell Grandma and mom I love them so much love you grandpa

#8 from: Kevin & Deb Russell
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:12 PM

Our deepest sympathies! We had some really great times at the farm. Charlie was a great host and friend!  Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

#9 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Richwood --Mt Victory
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Chip and families sorry to hear the passing of your dad..my thoughts and prayers are with you

#10 from: Eva Myers
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:57 PM

Jeff & Chip and families, so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of his wonderful smile. He made everyone feel so welcome. They loved their garden and oh the tomatoes they grew. He loved the sunsets when you first moved out here. I remember him telling me there was nothing quite like them.
Take care.

#11 from: Eva Myers
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:58 PM

Jeff & Chip and families, so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of his wonderful smile. He made everyone feel so welcome. They loved their garden and oh the tomatoes they grew. He loved the sunsets when you first moved out here. I remember him telling me there was nothing quite like them.
Take care.

#12 from: Pam Bumgarner
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 9:33 PM

So sorry for your loss. Remember the ball games with him. Rest in Peace. Watch over your family Charlie. With Sympathy, Pam and Ben Bumgarner.

#13 from: Tom Taylor
Rogersville, AL
Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 12:23 AM

Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. It's been a while since we worked together at Denison but I just had to leave you a note at this sorrowful time.

#14 from: Michele Fregonas
Dublin, OH
Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 7:56 AM

Our sincere condolences to the entire Clark family on the passing of Charlie.

I smile remembering his wonderful laugh and booming voice and the delicious corn he brought to the reunions. He was a rare gem.

Warmest thoughts to all,
Michele & Heidi

#15 from: Isaac & Erin
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 8:04 AM

We are thinking of you guys. Sorry for your loss. Lots of love!

#16 from: Rhonda Gene Gearheart and Brad and Rose Drum
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 11:29 AM

Our prayers go out to all the Clark family and numerous grand kids and great grand kids. We all will miss your gentle heart and Big Bear hug's.We love you and you will be truly missed.We were blessed to have you in our family for 93 year's. Love your sister, niece and husband.

#17 from: Wayne Evans
North Canton, Ohio
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Having risen the bus and gone to school with the kids, I’m sorry for the loss you’re facing.

#18 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Always remember how his spaghetti dinners warmed our bellies while his smile warmed our hearts.  He was a great guy and will be greatly missed.

#19 from: SanDee Tidd
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 8:01 PM

Jeff Alane &  family i am so sorry for the loss of your special loved one! May God be with you and give you peace. Thinking of you all with 🙏 & 💒!

#20 from: Eva Promen
Eugene OR
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:08 AM

Charlie always remembered how he would drive Christie and I to high school and every song that came on the radio, we would say,"I love that song" and tease us about it.  So in the later years, when I would visit from Oregon, he would repeat that line everytime he would see me... I still think of him each time I say those words... I always will!

#21 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all. May God comfort you all during this hard time.

#22 from: Terry Brown
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 8:25 PM

Jeff, so sorry to hear about your loss. Take care.

#23 from: Jessica Wedding
Dublin, OH
Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:28 AM

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Charlie. I have the fondest memories of him and always loved any time spent with him. He had a way of making you feel welcome and loved without even trying.

#24 from: James A Gray
Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Charlie has a special place in our hearts ❤️. Hugs to all. So sorry for his passing.

#25 from: Carol Roy Barr
Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 9:26 PM

Alane and family,
Roy and I are so sorry for your loss.  I remember the spaghetti sauce he made for a school dinner one time. It was so good. He was such a nice person.

#26 from: Norman Hedman
Hilliard, Ohio
Sun, May 3, 2020 at 1:39 PM

Charlie was truly a unique and special person. As I remember Mesi family reunions, I picture Charlie coming forward, calling out in his booming voice, mixed with laughter and hugs. He made us all feel welcome and loved. We will miss him dearly.

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