June 23, 1926 - May 26, 2012
Age 85, of Batavia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
He was born June 23, 1926 in Portage, NY, son of the late Lloyd and Ruth Hamm Clark. In earlier years, Willis was an active member of the Attica Rodeo. He drove and managed the trucks for Seimax Gas for 32 years. In later years, he worked for LorRob Farms.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Shirley J. Clark; his children, Marilyn (Nick) Capuana, Deborah Koester, Donald (Darlene) Clark, Nancy Clark and Carrie (Steve) Putney; his stepchildren, Shelly Amico, Jacquelyn Friday and Max (Eileen) Wood; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; his brother, Donald (Ellie) Clark; his sister, Helen Hazzard. He was predeceased by three sisters; Willo Clark, Miriam Maybe, and Dorothy Moore.
Closed casket visitation will be held Wednesday 1 – 2 PM at the Wyoming Baptist Church, 28 Main St., Wyoming where a service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 PM. Private interment will be held at West Middlebury Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Baptist Church, 28 Main St., Wyoming, NY 14591. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw
May 30, 2012 : Calling hours for Willis H. Clark at Wyoming Baptist Church - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
May 30, 2012 : Service for Willis H. Clark at Wyoming Baptist Church - 2:00 PM
Jun 5.12 from Sam and Lynn Berger:
Dear family, So sorry to hear of Uncle Willis passing. The earth is poorer and Heaven richer. As others have stated, he was such a kind and gentle man...much like his father as I have been told. (both heavenly and earthly). And from a higher vantage point, he cheers us on. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children, and his children's children and he has left the everlasting kind.
Much love and prayers, Lynn and Sam
Jun 4.12 from Rhoda Miele:
I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Willis. But I know he is with the Lord and others in his family now:) He was such a kind and gentle man, I loved him very much!I know mom adored him too:) I always wished I could have lived closer and gotten to see him more:(
May 31.12 from Tom & Teresa Hare:
Shirley and family, sorry to hear about the loss of Willis. What an amazing man. We have lots of great memories. Tom was saddened by his death. Sorry we couldn't make calling hours but Tom had another surgery on May 1 and is not mobile as of yet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you. Tom and Teresa Hare
May 31.12 from Charlene Streb:
Carrie, I am so sorry about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time
May 30.12 from Tami Barren:
I so sorry for you loss. I have only waited on Willis for a short time at sports, but, I would like for you know how much myself, other waitresses and even customers enjoyed. loved talking horses with him and listing to some the of the experience he had in life. He was not only a good man but wise and kind. His passing is truly a loss. I will miss our early morning chats. I wish all of his family well and Iam truly sorry for you loss.
Tami ( the sporto's crew)
May 30.12 from Jacquelyn Friday:
Wonderful memories of him (Willis as my step-Dad)! I don't called him as step-Dad that he is my Dad since he was taken care of me since I am little girl. We miss him God take him home that he is pain free and joy in the Heaven. I won't forgotten what he has been there for us. We had a great time and precious memories. His Step granddaughters missed him as Grandpa. We love you as always.
May 29.12 from Judy Dodge:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Willis. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
May 29.12 from Don and Glenda Ladley:
Oh what wonderful memories we have of Willis. He was just a great guy .. so genuine. It was a pleasure to have known him .. to have had him as a part of our lives. " Until the dawn breaks and the clouds fade away."
May 29.12 from Gerald,Dolores Legg:
We will miss you Willis as you were a special person in our lives.
May 29.12 from Duncan & Pat White:
Hello Shirley and Family... we are so saddened by Willis' passing. However, the Good Lord has decided that Willis is needed in Heaven. We met in the '70's and kept in contact. We are comforted by the great memories of this gentleman.
We are so pleased that Willis called a few days before his operation. God Bless you all, our thoughts are with you. Duncan and Pat White, Point Edward, Ontario, Canada
May 28.12 from Walt, Margo,Jessica,Jamie Moore:
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May 28.12 from Don Moore:
We are very sorry for the passing of Uncle Willis. There are many great memories of the family and "family" is what matters. We can always say the Clark family has had many special events and memories. As a kid I remember the farm, cookouts/family get togethers,the fun with the cousins and the snow machines with wheels for the summer. But always we come back to the family and friends that make life special. Hope life and the future treat you all well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - sorry for the loss but Uncle Willis is with his sisters and enjoying a better life.
May 28.12 from Robert/Dolores Moore:
sorry about your lose love one - Willis and I always remember of him while long time ago we miss him God take him to home Heaven and his Family we Love you
May 28.12 from Dan and Suzi Yonkin:
So sorry to hear about Uncle Willis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May 28.12 from Denise Storms:
Willis was a wonderful,horse loving Christian with a great sense of humor.