Funeral services for Thomas Clark will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Private family interment will take place on Thursday. Public may sign the book from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar and in Holly from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thomas “Tom” Weldon Clark was born on May 12, 1940 in Denver, Colorado to Weldon and Verle (Howland) Clark. He passed away on January 17, 2016 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 75.
At the age of two, Tom’s family moved to California where his father worked building ships for the Navy. When Tom was 4 they returned back to the Holly area where Tom resided until 2010.
On February 17, 1963, Tom was united in marriage to Alice Adams. To this union there were two children born, Cynthia and David. Tom and Alice later divorced. Tom then united families with Jackie Caton. Together, they enjoyed their 5 children and many grandchildren. Tom adored his wife, Jackie and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Tom was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Tom was honored to serve his community through his involvement with the CMA. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and knife making. The comradery that was shared by all the Clark family hunters and their close friends every October was a highlight in Tom’s life. He placed a very high value on those relationships and the relationships of all his family. Tom was proud of his family. Many of his family members have said that Tom was always happy and always trying to make others feel good. He was known for making others laugh by telling his jokes and smart remarks. Tom was sure to share his insight with his family by reminding them that a person makes themselves happy, it is a daily choice. Also, to never expect people to do what you think they should and never confuse material things with a relationship because a relationship is priceless. Then he would quickly follow up with, “Boy, get to work.” When he said these words, he was ensuring that his children would strive to be the best people they could be and for them to be upstanding citizens in their communities.
Tom is survived by his wife, Jackie Clark of Lamar, CO; daughter, Cynthia Humrich and husband, Kevin of Holly, CO; son, David Thomas Clark and wife, Angie of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren, Kaden Humrich, Tony Clark, Samantha Clark, and Michael Clark; one great grandchild; brother, Bill Clark and wife, Gloria of Fruita, CO; sister-in-law, Carolyn Watson of Dothan, AL; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Verle Clark; brother, Bob Watson; nephews, Kenny Watson, Van Hartley, and Lane Hartley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Motorcycle Association, Holly Fire and Ambulance, or Lamar Ambulance in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.
For more information or to leave online condolences please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.
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