William “Bill” Clark, Jr., 81 formerly of the Alkol area and Hamlin, passed away August 9, 2007 in Akron, Ohio following a brief illness. Born in Lincoln Co., he moved to the Akron area in 1958.A U. S. Army veteran of WWII, he had received his Masters Degree from Marshall College and was retired from the Akron Public School System, teaching for almost thirty years. After retirement, he worked for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Service for over twenty years. A former member of the Lions Club, he was a member of Portage Lakes Lodge F&AM, Tadmor Temple Shrine and Grace Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mattie (Linville) Clark; brothers, Mirrell, Merlin and Robert; sister, Helena Saul; and nephew Billy Gene Clark. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Eloise (Oxley) Clark, Daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn “Kitty” (Holley) and Ed Ortopan of Ohio, Marjorie (Holley) and Steven Marcum of Florida; Granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer (Lebold) and Mark Stevens; Granddaughter, Martha Marcum; Great-granddaughters, Claudia and Audrey Stevens; several nieces and nephews in the area.
Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Jackie Clark and Mike Kordusky officiating. Burial will be at the Orchard Hills Memory Gardens at Yawkey. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.