Our family sadly lost a pillar on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, when Mr. Wendell Clark, 86, of Bellevue went to be with his Lord and Savior. It would be impossible to describe the positive impact he had, on the countless lives he touched in his 86 years on Earth.
Wendell was born and raised in Haleyville, AL, on November 22, 1934. He came to Ohio for work in 1952. On January 12, 1952, while working at Bellevue’s General Electric plant, Wendell first met the love of his life. Wendell and Aileene married on November 7, 1953. He and Aileene planted their roots and raised their family in Bellevue, Ohio.
Wendell was a proud Army Veteran. Upon returning home from service, he began working for Nickel Plate Railroad, where he would later retire, after over 35 years of employment. Although Wendell spent many years working the grounds at the Bellevue Rail Yard, he wasn’t quite satisfied. It was behind the wheel of his backhoe and dump truck where Wendell did his most prideful work.
One of his favorite pastimes was working God’s land and tending to his garden, alongside his dear wife and family. There was not a project that Wendell was not a part of. He was a true family man, in every sense of the word.
The only thing Wendell loved more than his family was his church. As an ordained deacon with the United Baptist Church, for over 50 years, Wendell’s life was a true example of how great God’s love can be.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Aileene; children: Bryan (Andra) Clark Sr. of Sandusky, Myrna (Jim) Spears of Bellevue, and Glenna (Bill) Powell of Bellevue; 6 grandchildren: Amanda Johnson, Emily Theis, Megan Powell, Andrea Nystrom, Rebecca Cramer, and Bryan "B.J." Clark Sr; and 7 great grandchildren with another expected in August; Siblings, Jennie Hermes of Clyde, Laura Poore of Clyde, and Marty Clark of Springboro, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Wendell is preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby Clark and Janice Folk.
Friends will be received on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Little Bethlehem United Baptist Church, 6086 County Road 113, Bellevue where calling hours will begin again on Sunday from 11 a.m. until a funeral service begins at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at York Chapel Cemetery. Foos & Foos Funeral Service, Bellevue is in care of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Little Bethlehem United Baptist Church.
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