John Edward Clark

August 8, 1934November 26, 2018

Dr. John Edward Clark, age 84, of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Monday November 26, 2018. John was born August 8, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents; Thomas and Bessie (Wright) Clark, brothers; Darrell and Bobby Clark, and son; Henry Thomas Clark. John is survived by his wife Henra Clark, son and daughter in law; Ben and Cindy Clark, sister and brother in law; Gloria and Jerrell Ballard, brothers; Norman and Tommy Clark, grandchildren Elijah, James, Liam, and Amelia. John was a full time minister for 50 years. He founded the Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America. He was a man who loved God and served others. A visitation will be held Saturday December 1, from 12 - 1 with a 1 o’clock service at Cornerstone Baptist Temple - 1707 Ohmer Ave., Dayton, Oh 45410. Pastor Jerry Siler officiating. On Monday December 3, a visitation will be held at Eternal Hills Funeral Home – 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy. Snellville, GA 30039 - from 12-1, with a 1 o’clock service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cornerstone Baptist Temple for the Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America and/or Deaf missionaries supported by the church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Clark family.


  • Visiation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018

John Edward Clark

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David Brehm

December 2, 2018

Dear, The Clark Family of Pastor John Clark, Dr. I believe God use him preaching to Deaf Ministries for Christ! He was teaching at Sword Deaf Baptist College in Mason, Ohio. In 2004. I’m learning from him by God’s Word is Amazing! He been chat, laughing, Joyfully, A jokes all times. First time, I been meet him at Deaf Baptist Fellowship America in Idaho. In 2001. Through years from now. He was here at SDBC for Wedding Day. In June 12, 2004. He have a Big HEART for Christ! What a Blessed! Really, God Bless him! I know for sure, He Joyful, Jump, Laugh, Sing with Jesus, Sweet Home Heaven! I remember He said, “Holy Spirit In you!” ; “Worship to God”! Grace, Mercy Love by Jesus Christ our Lord! Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Love of Chirst, Bro David Brehm.

David Valerie John Wilson

December 1, 2018

The three of us met John and his wife at the Deaf Baptist Church, Mason, OH. Because of our son's hearing impairment, we sought a church that would help him spiritually. While attending there, we met the Clark's. Both John and his wife were happy and kind people. They both were very interested in showing Christ to all deaf and hearing impaired. It was a blessing to know them this side of Heaven!

Florence Marr

December 1, 2018

God will take John heaven right now and he good teacher to deaf people

Sarah (Gibbs) Treuer

November 29, 2018

I had known him for long time...since Bill Rice Ranch Camp, Revival church, etc. He is so wonderful preacher. I love to hear him given out gospel , his favorite Nothing But the Blood of Jesus, My favorite semon "The Eagle" also love to see his sense of humor too. Thank you Dr. John Clark for all you have done for the Lord many year! You made it 50 yrs. wow! Praise the Lord! I will meet you in heaven home someday! You are in heaven with many of mine friends like Cathy Rice, Wayne Gilbreath, Vernon MIller and his wife and others. You are in best place is in heaven home! Amen! Hugs! ILY Herna Clark I am in your prayers! Be strong!

Edward- says I had known him I meet him DBFA, revival, church choir, Bill Rice Ranch camp, you came to my wife's 55 years church anniveary at Calvary Bapt. Church Grand Prairie, Texas and etc. I love hear your sermon give out God's word, your sense of humor. Hugs! I will miss you But I will meet you in heaven home someday!

Sarah & Edward Treuer

Robert Riley (aka Ed Kolly II)

November 29, 2018

My condolences to the Clark family. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. John Clark and his wife Henra back in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri for 25th anniversary of DBFA. That time, Bethel Deaf (Bethel Baptist Church deaf ministry in 2005) played about the beginning of DBFA in Kansas City. Bet John and Henra Clark enjoyed and laughed about that one. I played Ed Kollymeyer and the mistake was later discovered by Ed because the cochlear implant was supposed be on the left not right ear.
Robert Riley aka Ed Kolly 2
Lisle, Illinois