James 'Casey' Clark


PAULDING -- James "Casey" M. Clark, 81, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born August 5, 1931, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Leo P. and Ethel (Powers) Clark. On April 14, 1956, he married Kathryn A. Buchman, who survives. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and retired from GM Powertrain, Defiance, in 1989. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Paulding VFW Post 587 and Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council 2584. He was a 1949 graduate of Paulding High School and a former custodian of First Christian Church, Paulding.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Clark, Paulding; three sons, Dave (Phyllis) Clark of Ocala, Fla., Doug (Wendi) Clark of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Dennis (Tammy) Clark, Paulding; two daughters, Barb (Keith) Smith of Toledo, Ohio, and Kathy Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio; four sisters, Rita Weber of Defiance, Mary Hoelderle of Payne, and Jean (Frank) Cashman and Joan Clark, both of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Adam (Brittany) Smith, Kiel Clark, Andy Smith, Megan Clark, Alex Smith, Sara Clark, and Rachel Clark; and three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Olivia and Emmalina Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Patrick and John Clark.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Paulding VFW Post 587. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

Donations may be made to Masses or Caring and Sharing Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

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