Lloyd Aaron CLARK
August 27, 1916 – October 11, 2021
After more than 105 years on this earth, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend to many, Lloyd left us to be reunited with his beloved Alice on Monday, October 11, 2021. Lloyd was born on August 27, 1916, in Aurora, Illinois and spent his early childhood in Illinois. In 1929 he moved with his family to Kansas City, where he graduated from Central High School in 1934. He attended Kansas State University for one year. He was on the track team there and, for a few years, held the school record in the 220 meter sprint.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II, and then lived in the Los Angeles area for a few years before moving to Oregon. It was in Roseburg Oregon where he met Alice Pawluk, the love of his life. They dated for six weeks before getting married on May 2, 1952. They were married for 64 years! When he and Alice moved back to Kansas City in 1953, he went to work for his older brother Julian at Capps & Clark Printing and continued that work for 14 years. After testing out a couple other occupations he bought his own dry cleaning shop, Debonair Cleaners in Independence with his son Dave. Lloyd and Dave ran the shop until 1990.
Lloyd always wanted a big family, and was a proud father to Bruce, Marcia, David, and Nancy. He loved being a dad more than anything and was always involved in his kids’ activities. He was the Cub Master to Pack 307 and Scout Master to Troop 307 for many years. One of his favorite parts of the summer was his time at Bartle Scout Camp with Bruce and David. He was so proud that both were Eagle Scouts. He also never missed one of Nancy’s gymnastic meets or Marcia’s piano recitals. Christmas morning brunches surrounded by all their kids and grandkids were some of the happiest times for Lloyd and Alice.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his beloved wife Alice, his daughter-in-law Julie Clark, and his grandson-in-law Bill Roberts. He is survived by his four kids: Bruce Clark (Marianne), Marcia Dale (Mike), David Clark, and Nancy Hatfield (Mark). He also leaves behind eight grandchildren who will miss him dearly: Erica Roberts, Stephanie Clark, Michael Hatfield (Jacqueline), Andy Dale (John), Ali Mohsen (Ramsey), Jimmy Clark (Katelyn), Shannon Clark, and Cassie Clark, as well as 4 great-grandchildren.
A visitation for Lloyd will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Unity of Kansas City North, 1000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155, followed by his Celebration of Life from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lloyd Aaron CLARK
October 22, 2021
I was able to be a friend of a great man. I shared many days assisting lloyd in his daily life. We shared political views, sports, television shows and most of all memories of our spouses. We cried, laughed and just understood each other and loved each others company. I will treasure those times. God bless lloyd Clark and his family. Judy.
John and Debbie McArthur
October 15, 2021
Our warmest condolences to all the Clark family. We will all miss Lloyd, as we do Alice. We've always felt they were a part of our family, too. We'll always think of the 4th of July celebrations at the lake with Lloyd, Alice, Julie, David, and the rest of the Clark/McArthur bunch. We're so glad we could be part of that fun. Lloyd will be keeping all those angels' robes clean and cheering on the Royals forever!
Debbie and John McArthur