John A. Clark Sr.

September 23, 1929October 25, 2012

John Albert Clark Sr., 83, passed away on October 25, 2012 in Sun City, AZ. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Everett, WA. He graduated Lake Washington High School and received his Associates in Applied Arts in Transportation degree from Green River Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Anne Jacqualine Pearce on March 31, 1950. John worked for Safeway for 47 years. He was a member of the Elks in Seattle and the Prides of Sun City. He enjoyed spending time with his family, helping others, cruising, traveling, camping, building and fixing everything. He was also involved in judging National Truck Driving Championships.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anne and daughter, Thursey M. Leopold.

John is survived by his sons, John A. Clark Jr. (Susan) and Kenneth Clark; sister, Loretta Furrow; nephew, Allen Furrow; 5 grandchildren, Alicia Eals (Sean), Justin Clark (Sally), Christine Schmidt (Geoff), Shaun Clark and Allen Clark; 9 great-grandchildren, Stephanie Schmidt, Samantha Schmidt, Joshua Schmidt, Salena Clark, Serena Clark, Justin Clark Jr., Savanah Clark, Sebastian Clark and Alexander Clark; great-great grandchild, Aiden Schmidt.

There will be a Visitation on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 10:00am- 4:00pm and Funeral Services on November 3, 2012 at 1:00pm at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA, 98036.



  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2012


  • Private Graveside Service

John A. Clark Sr.

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kenny clark jr

February 10, 2013

I miss you so much and you will always be in my prayers i love you your grand son kenneth clark jr

Allen clark(Grandson)

February 10, 2013

hi there grandpa i just foundd out that u have pasted away my heart hurts so bad inside its not even funny... i miss you more then word can speak u where the greatest man on the fast of the earth next to my father who has left me also on dec 1 2012 but o just had to tell u grandpa that i love u and miss u lots and give grandma and aunt thirsy and my dad a big huge and kiss RIP u r in a better place and i will miss all the fun i had with u and grandma and all the truck compations i went to with u and alisha i wish i could have been there to see u go but i will be at your grave soon ..... I LOVE U AND YOUR WITH FAMILY NOW see u later

Diana Bradshaw

January 18, 2013

What a great guy. He was a super great father for Shaun and I won't ever forget him. He was there for us during the good and bad times. Enjoyed all those truck driving contests we went to see. He is truly in a better place.
Diana Bradshaw

Salena Clark

November 8, 2012

Hilarious stories, caring advice and warm hugs. My great Grandpa was best at those. He
Was an amazing person and we shared some awesome memories. I love and miss him alot.

Alicia Eals

November 5, 2012

I have truly lost the best grandfather i could ever ask for. I looked up to you. You were my hero. I have so many great memories with you and grandma. I'm so sad that you will never get to hold your unborn great grandchild. However I will make sure that I share all my memories and pictures with my child. I still think you are here. So many times I have picked up my cell phone to call and check in to only realize that you won't pick up the phone. My life is missing a very important person in it. Thank you for everything you ever did for myself your family and friends. I love you. Say hi to grandma, mom and Jeannine for me. I know this is not goodbye but it's see you later.

Claudia Smith

November 4, 2012

I could not have expressed myself any better then what my brother and sister -n-law has wrote. I remember how supporting John was when our mother passed away. Then he and daddy working on the mountain cabin. Alway talking about trucks and the depression era. These men supported their family well. Not to mention wisdom,humor,and the love of BIG TRUCKS. God bless you all. I'm coming home in June. Let all get together.

Kenneth Clark

November 4, 2012

My Father was man he always made sure hisa family came first.

Dave McKillop

November 4, 2012

One of the "special" things about working at the Seattle Division of Safeway Stores trucking department, was John Clark. Always there with a "how ya doin fella"? and a tug on your shoulder or a shake of your hand., a big smile and many laughs. We worked hard, and sometimes it was John's duty to get up in the middle of the night as a safety supervisor, and see if he could be of special help when things didn't go as "planned".
John loved his job, the people he worked with and for, and would never ask anyone to do something, that he wouldn't do himself.
He was a man's man, a pleasure to work for and with. Above all, a good friend!

Roger & Rosemarie Smith & Family

November 3, 2012

To All Of John's Family,
We must first admit that we have really struggled with sitting down and writing this note to all of you.
The world has lost A TRULY WONDERFUL GENTLEMAN, but heaven has gained ONE GREAT SOUL.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, others stay for a while and they leave foot prints on our hearts and because of them we are never the same.
There are times when the right words just don't seem to exist, times when feelings are too deep to express. At this very sad and difficult time, may it help you to know that caring thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
If ever asked to describe John, we would/must say he was very caring, kind, sincere, fun, loving, devoted, extraordinary, very giving of his time and many talents, and a very hard working gentleman, he loved to talk to everyone, and he really liked anything and everything that had to do with trucks and the trucking industry.
May all of your wonderful memories help you through this most difficult time.
We shall truly miss his presence in our home and in our lives.
Gone from our SIGHT, but not from our HEARTS.

Susan Clark

November 3, 2012

As my father-in-law, I have watched you nurture and mentor your family through life's celebrations as well as life's tragedies. Your love, wisdom and steady support will be greatly missed, especially by me.