On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, William “Bill” Jon Clark, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend, passed away in the arms of his beloved wife, at age 72.
A “Celebration of Bill’s Life” will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m., in East Glacier Park. It will be at the Sammons Homestead located at 1005 1st Ave. for family and friends. Following the service, a meal will be served.
Bill will be most remembered for his infectious smile, strong wit, kind heart, love of Jesus and belief in angels.
Bill was born on Feb. 10, 1947 in Cut Bank to Albert and Ethel Clark. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1966 to 1972, serving in Vietnam during the TET Offensive. Bill drove truck for Getter Trucking, owned Clark Crane Service and worked for High Country Crane. He worked for 17 years at Wyoming Machinery as their transport driver before retiring in 2016.
Bill played as hard as he worked, and played even harder after retirement. He and Pat share a passion for fishing, waterskiing, dancing and razor riding. Since retiring, they’ve enjoyed time in Glacier National Park, Alaska, Rochester- Mayo, Maine and Arizona. They visited their daughters’ families in Oklahoma and D.C. If Bill was in Casper, he was in his shop, BBQ-ing and/or drinking beer with his buddies, or fishing at Pathfinder. He also loved his church family at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the church he helped build in 1981. He set the roof, the Shepherd and Cross with his crane when the church was built.
Bill and Dianna Johnson were married in 1968 and had Nathan Jon and Becci Mae. Following Dianna’s passing, Bill and Patricia Louise Sammons were married in 1974. Bill adopted Pat’s daughter Tamara Louise and they became a family of five. Bill and Pat were married for 44 wonderful years.
He is survived by his loving wife; his three loving children, Tami, Nate and Becci; his brother, Jim (Myrna); sisters Betty Jo (John) and Judy (Dan); 10 grandchildren; two great grandsons; 15 nieces and nephews; tons of great nieces and nephews; and an enormous amount of friends.