Our family sadly lost a pillar on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2021, when Mr. Wendell Clark, 86, of Bellevue, Ohio, went to be with the 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.
His funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Little Bethlehem United Baptist Church in Bellevue. Burial followed at York Chapel Cemetery. Foos & Foos Funeral Service in Bellevue directed.
Wendell was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Haleyville, where he was raised. He came to Ohio for work in 1952. On Jan. 12, 1952, while working at Bellevue’s General Electric plant, Wendell first met the love of his life. Wendell and Aileene married on Nov. 7, 1953. He and Aileene planted their roots and raised their family in Bellevue.
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.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alce and Velma Clark and his siblings, Bobby Clark and Janice Folk.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Aileene; children, Bryan (Andra) Clark Sr., of Sandusky, Ohio and Myrna (Jim) Spears and Glenna (Bill) Powell, all of Bellevue; six grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Emily Theis, Megan Powell, Andrea Nystrom, Rebecca Cramer and Bryan “B.J.” Clark Sr.; seven great-grandchildren with another expected in August and siblings, Jennie Hermes and Laura Poore, both of Clyde, Ohio and Marty Clark, of Springboro, Ohio.
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