OBITUARY

Danny R. Clark

January 23, 1947May 3, 2012

CLARK, Danny Ray (Dan), passed away peacefully while asleep in his home at the age of 65 on Thursday May 3, 2012 following a long, courageous battle with Diabetes, Kidney Disease, and infection. Wow did he fight! The Son of Ray and Mildred Clark, Dan was born in Perry County KY January 23, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Mildred Clark, and Brother Rick Clark of Somerset KY. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife Pat Clark of Beavercreek, OH, his son and daughter in law Brian (Louella) Clark of Xenia OH, and sister and brother in law Molly and Don Nichols of Somerset KY as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and five very special grandnieces and nephews to whom he was known as “Uncle Bock”. Dan Served in the US Navy 1964-1968 on the USS Cadmus. He married the former Pat Ward of Xenia on August 2, 1969. The couple shared 42 wonderful years of marriage and possessed the love, passion and respect for each other that most people dream about. In the end, as wife Pat cared for him, he described her as his “Guardian Angel”. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Sinclair, March 1978 in Business Administration and continued further education at Wright State University and was licensed as a Barber in the state of OH. After 23 years of employment at Chrysler Corporation in Dayton OH, the business he started late in his tenure at Chrysler encouraged his departure. A successful entrepreneur, Dan owned and operated D.R. Clark and Associates “Concrete Sealing Specialist” for 31 years. A deeply respected, honest business professional, Dan was known for his knowledge and quality workmanship throughout the commercial concrete industry. Described as a tough, old school warrior, Dan was a hard-working, hand-shake man that believed strongly in always doing the right thing. He conducted business with integrity and quality. Far greater than any contract dollar value that he ever attained, Dan took great pride in being recognized for a job well done, and knowing that customers were pleased. As a businessman, nothing made him more proud in the end to know that D.R Clark and Associates and his legacy will continue on operated by his son Brian Clark. Personally, nothing was more important to Dan than family. He was a great son, brother, devoted husband, a wonderful Dad, uncle, friend, and influence on all who knew and loved him. His faith and love for God was carried out each day by the actions he portrayed, the man he was, and the love and impact he had on those around him. As a Dad, Dan took great pride in, and deeply loved his Son Brian and further shared a special love and respect for daughter in Law Louella. Actively involved with love in every detail of his son’s life, Dan was also looked at as a father and mentor to many. He took great pride in impacting young people and lessons learned. Dan had a passion and love for kids and always, no matter what, had time to listen, talk, and play. Known for his one-liners and sense of humor, Dan was a big kid with a huge heart that was always welcoming and giving to others. He had a knack for always making his presence felt, and sharing laughter with those around him. A passionate bass and crappie fisherman, Dan possessed a love for the outdoors, being on the water, and was known by many as a lucky angler. As a Football fan, some of his best years were spent traveling with his wife Pat to his son Brian’s college games at Northern Illinois University. More than anything in the world, Dan loved his family and home. His impact on the world was real and strong and his presence in Heaven will be felt. Dan Clark will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff’s at Miami Valley Hospital, Lifecare Hospital of Dayton, Gem City Home Healthcare, and the numerous friends and family members that provided care and support throughout the duration of his lengthy battle. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, May 9,2012 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, Dayton Xenia Rd at Grange Hall Rd. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the funeral home from 5-8pm. Memoiral contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Greater Dayton, 1293-H Lyons Road, Dayton, OH 45458. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Michelle Sharp

May 21, 2012

Pat I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you. It was a pleasure caring for Danny and he always made Jerry and I laugh, even at 5:30 in the morning. I know you will have your wonderful memories and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome in your home.

Julie Wickline

May 9, 2012

Dan had such a special gift of truely caring for young people. I will always be appreciative of his genuine care for my kids. Even though we are not blood relatives, I always knew that he was interested in what was going on in their young lives and was rooting for them to be a success in all of their endevours. I will expecially miss him for this beautiful gift. Loves and prayers to Pat, Brian, and all of his wonderful family members.

Volkenand

May 9, 2012

We are so sorry we could not be with you today. Please know that we are thinking of your family today. We also loved Dan and will pray for your family during this terrible time.

Love, Jim and Jeanie

Chris Guffey

May 9, 2012

I've known Dan since 1998. We had a friendship and camaraderie that few people find that work together. He was honest, kind, thoughtful, and quite a practical joker. I will always cherish the fact that all three of my kids grew up riding the front of his scrubber, eating Steak and Shake for lunch, & getting twizzler's from Mr. Dan's van.

May 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I will always remeber that his love for this industry was far more than his own personal gain, you will be missed. Thank you for teaching the truth

PROSOCO, INC

Fred Treitmaier

May 7, 2012

Danny had a heart of gold. I have some great memories of our conversations durring "windshield time" I am grateful for his friendship and my prayers are with his family durring this time.

PAULA WHEATLEY

May 7, 2012

Dear God-
If you have any questions about your concrete - Well, you got your man!

Dan, we will always miss you and your one-liners and that infectious smile of yours- You are a legand in our industry and we will still be learning from you for years to come! Our prayers are with your family !
Love-
Your CMA family

Barton Nelson

May 7, 2012

To a great person it was my privilege to get to know you and I know how much Brian and your wife will miss you Dan. A real professional with a love for family. Which he talked about with great pride. You will be greatly missed. My many condolences to the Clark family. You are all in my prayers!

Terry Ray

May 7, 2012

My prayers go out to Pat and Brian. I worked with Dan for a lot of years at Chrysler and I was very impressed with his success in his business venture.I remember when Brian was born, what a proud Father. So sorry for your loss.

Michael Trotta

May 7, 2012

I remember my first meeting with Dan like it was yesterday. A Cracker Barrell outside of Louisville KY. That was a time I will never forget. He was so compassionate about his work, his family, and just life in general it completely touched me. That opportunity also put me in front of another great man. His son Brian. What a tremendous team they were. I really enjoyed every encounter I had with both of them and to this day I enjoy my deep and heartfelt conversations with Brian. The world lost a great man on May 3rd, but that great man and his incredible wife produced Brian who through his solid business ethics taught to him by his dad will live on forever. I am so glad I met Dan Clark and his son Brian. My heart is very heavy for the Clark Family, but just know that Dan's legacy will live on. God Bless you all.

Michael Trotta
Business Associate and Friend