Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA


John R. Clark

September 26, 1930July 18, 2019

John R. “Knothole” Clark, age 88 , of Waynesburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

He was born September 26, 1930 in Rogersville, a son of the late Samuel J. and Mary Buchanan Clark.

He was a 1949 graduate of Center Township High School.

John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg and a former member of the First Christian Church in Rogersville. He resided in Rogersville until his family moved to Waynesburg in 1952.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

John was employed with the Columbia Gas System for 42 years. At the time of his retirement, he was a dispatching and metering supervisor.in the Washington operating center.

He was a member of the Columbia Gas Quarter Century Club. He was also a member of the Waynesburg Senior Center and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 461 in Waynesburg. He had served on the North Franklin Election Board.

John was a volunteer for the Greene County Fair Board and the American Cancer Society. He also volunteered at the Humane Society of Greene County for several years.

He enjoyed bus tours, gardening, playing cards, dancing, and country music. John was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. His sporting activities included golf, fishing, hunting, softball, and bowling. John played softball in many leagues in Greene County and West Virginia. He bowled for over 60 years in Greene and Fayette Counties. The sport he loved the most was bowling.

In 1974, he married Marlene Clark, who passed away in January of 2017.

He is survived by sons, John W. Clark and Barry A. Clark, both of Waynesburg; stepdaughter, Susan Cole; stepson, Scott Cole, both of Waynesburg; granddaughters, Amie Baysinger and Sally Thomas; grandson, Zachary Clark; step-granddaughter, Katie McCoy; and a sister, Ella Mae Waters.

Deceased is a daughter, Brenda Clark; a brother, Leroy J. “Crackie” Clark; step-granddaughter, Lori Bedilion, nephews, Montie Clark and Larry Clark.


  • Samuel J. Clark, Father (deceased)
  • Mary I. Buchanan Clark, Mother (deceased)
  • Marlene Long Clark, Wife (deceased)
  • John W. Clark, Son
  • Barry A. Clark, Son
  • Brenda Clark, Daughter (deceased)
  • Susan D. Cole, Stepdaughter
  • Scott R. Cole, Stepson
  • Amie Baysinger, Granddaughter
  • Sally Thomas, Granddaughter
  • Zachary Clark, Grandson
  • Katie McCoy, Step-granddaughter
  • Ella Mae Waters, Sister
  • Leroy J. "Crackie" Clark, Brother (deceased)
  • Lori Bedilion, Step-granddaughter (deceased)
  • Montie Clark, Nephew (deceased)
  • Larry Clark, Nephew (deceased)


  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 22, 2019


John R. Clark

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Edsel Bryner

July 20, 2019

I enjoyed working with Knothole for many years. I know him as a fine gentleman and good worker! Blessings on him and his family!
Edsel Bryner, Area superintendent Columbia Gas