Victor Barry Clark

April 17, 1943October 17, 2018
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Victor Barry Clark, age 75 of Charleston, died on October 17, 2018 at Charleston Area Medical Center of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Victor was born April 17, 1943 to Vergil and Wava Clark in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Victor graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1961 and attended Texas A&M University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1964. He was a Vietnam War veteran and served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Constellation. After release from active duty in 1967, Victor joined his family in Morgantown, WV. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics in 1971.

He worked for the Monongalia County Health Department before moving to Charleston, WV in 1972. There he began a 40-year career with the West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Disability Determination Services. He began working as a Disability Claims Examiner and received several promotions serving the agency in multiple positions including Medical Relations Officer, Casework Unit Supervisor, Professional Relations Supervisor and Area Administrator. He retired in October 2012.

Victor was a good man. He was a faithful and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend and a good neighbor. One of his joys was golf. He was very proud of his 102-year-old mother and thankful for the excellent care his sister Janet Magee continues to provide for her.

Victor was predeceased by his father, Vergil Clark.

He is survived by his mother Wava Clark; wife Drema Clark; daughter Kelly McMinn (Edward); grandchildren Samuel McMinn (Katlyn) and Jordan McMinn; sister Janet Magee (Edward); nephew Mark Magee; niece Claire Magee and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Elk River Church of the Nazarene, 143 Dutch Road, Charleston, WV on January 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Randy Ledsome officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour before the service.

A military honors ceremony will be held January 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, 130 Academy Drive, Dunbar, WV.


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Beverly Howard

January 6, 2019

Drema, I was so sorry to hear of Victor's passing. He was a great man and a great supervisor. My prayers are with you and your family. Also, wish you the best on your recovery from the accident. I have been praying for you. God rest his soul and may his memory be eternal.
Beverly Howard

Ann Bess

January 4, 2019

Drema I am so sorry for your loss. Vic was a great supervisor and friend. I have such fond memories of the years we spent at DDS. He had a sense of humor that would not quit and when he laughed he laughed all over and it was so contageous. I will never forget the time he swiped the seat off of my bicycle and acted so surprised when I came to him complaining someone stole it. He let me sweat it until he could contain his laughter no longer. We had a good time and I appreciated his friendship. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am just so sorry. Ann Bess

Tina Juzwik

January 4, 2019

An angel came the other day,
said it was time to go away.
Said my time on earth was
and that I must be leaving you.
I did not want to go away
I wanted very much to stay.
But God had other plans for me.
I am needed by his side, you see.
Please do not cry for me
for you will still see me in your dreams.
I'll watch over you from Heaven above
and send to you much, much love.
If ever you should need me near,
just call my name and I will hear.

I have nothing but fond memories of Victor during my days at DDS. So sorry for your loss.

Toby McCallister

January 4, 2019

Victor and I were long time friends. I first met Vic at DDS. Actually I trained him on doing case work. He worked 40 years and I worked 42. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. If you needed something Vic was always there to lend a hand. I know he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Especially his family. He was extremely proud of his entire family especially Dream, his mom, Kelly and her family and Janet and her family. To each of you I extend my deepest condolences. I am honored to be included in the pictures of Vic his family and friends.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Nanch Braenovich

January 4, 2019

Victor was such a wonderful man. A kind gentle soul full of wisdom and encouragement. Always there when you needed him and doing freely for others. I feel privileged to have lived next door to him for 25+ years. Sending much love and prayers to the family.