Jacob Bryan Clark
December 26, 1995 – March 10, 2018
Jacob Bryan Clark, 22, of Lee’s Summit, MO was called home on March 10, 2018. He lost his battle in his fight against melanoma cancer. Jacob was born December 26, 1995 to Kevin and Kim (Greble) Clark. He graduated from Blue Springs South High School and received his 2 year associate degree from Blackhawk College in Moline, IL. He attended Pittsburg State University, having recently been awarded his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a dual major in Management and Marketing. Jacob’s passion was sports, especially baseball, where he played at Blue Springs South, Blackhawk College and Pittsburg State. He was an academic All-State in high school and All Region at Blackhawk. He was consistently on the Honor Roll even through his battle of cancer. To know Jacob was to love Jacob. He had an infectious smile and sense of humor, and a positive attitude about life. He is survived by his parents Kevin and Kim Clark; brother Tyler, of Lee’s Summit, MO; paternal grandparents Mike and Marty Clark of Topeka, KS; maternal grandmother Patricia Greble of Lee’s Summit, MO; and his uncle Sean and aunt Stacey Clark and their four children. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am, Friday, March 16, at the church. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family welcomes all of Jacob’s friends to a reception at St. Mark’s Church, immediately following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
- Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 16, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, March 16, 2018
Jacob Bryan Clark
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Barbara Schrader, 3rd cousin
March 15, 2018
The Jacob I knew was quite and gentle. His life spoke and will speak a thousand words as evidenced by the many friends who came to visit. He and they were that caring bridge along the way and although he's crossed over another bridge, he will continue to be our life coach. In the stadium of his life he caught or hit what was thrown to him with courage and faith that was out of the park. He is the MVP of many. Like St. Paul says, "he ran the race and fought the fight." Grandpa David, Uncle Bryan and many others on the Greble/Higgins and Clark sides were there to say Well done good and faithful Servant. In his field of dreams stand Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cob, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jordan Ventura and all of Cooperstown at the ole ball game. Our continued SO for you will be how we emulate you in our lives Jacob....and the crowd said, "play ball!"
March 13, 2018
I teach history at PSU. I did not know Jacob, but I was saddened by the news of his passing. Few things are sadder than the untimely loss of a promising young person like your son. My sincerest condolences. My wife is currently battling cancer. She seems to be doing well, but we don't know what the outcome will be. Both of us are sorry that Jacob lost his battle. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and raise you up and bring you peace.
March 12, 2018
Kevin,Kim and Tyler, About 3 years ago I saw Jacob when he was with Chris Swingle. I know Chris very well as his dad and I are good friends. Certainly I remembered Jake from my son Jake playing baseball and basketball with him, but did not expect him to remember me. It had been 6 or 7 years since I had really had any contact with him. Despite that he immediately smiled, shook my hand and asked how my boys Jake and Blake were doing.
Thank you for raising such fine young men in Jake and Tyler. Jake will be missed but know he lives on in everyone’s memory that he ever met. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 12, 2018
To the Clarks,
I hope the thoughts and prayers of so many touched by Jake through the years will comfort you in these days of mourning and grief. I am heartbroken, but I take with me a smile I saw so often, on good days and bad... I will remember that most. His fight was inspiring to us all and says a lot about him and how he was raised.
With all the love in my heart, I wish you peace.
Matthew Cushman, EMT-CP
March 12, 2018
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Clark,
Just before the fall semester, 2016 Jacob walked into my office. He was transferring to Pitt State. Immediately, I noticed he was a great student and loved baseball....but most of all, he impressed me with his cheerful spirit and awesome manners.
It wasn't long before I noticed he wasn't well and he told me about his struggle with cancer. In the midst of difficult classes and his health issues, his attitude remained positive and a smile never left his face. Even when he didn't think he would be able to re-enroll at PSU, he still believed that everything would be alright. During your enormous time of loss, I wanted you to know that he touched many lives and made this world a better place during his short journey.
Take care and please know I will keep you both in my prayers.
Pittsburg State University
College of Business