He was born in Oswego, a son to the late Loren G. and Marjorie Griffin Clark and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He was a floor installer all his life and worked for several local floor covering companies.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Joanne M. Clark, who died Sept. 2, 2010; two sisters, Leona Towle and Maryann Coleman; and one brother, Theodore “Ted” Clark.
He is survived by two sons, Loren Clark of Florida and Douglas Clark of Syracuse; two brothers, Lorie Clark of Baldwinsville and Alan “Butch” Clark of Fulton; five grandsons, Loren R. Clark, III, John P. Clark, Douglas L. Clark, James R. Clark, Sr., all of Fulton and Jacob Clark of Florida; one granddaughter, Julia Clark of Florida; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and services were held Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.
Contributions may be made to the Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.