Edward S. "Ed" Clark

Age 72, of Lansing, MI, passed away June 2, 2016. He was born in Lansing, February 20, 1944, to Virgil and Stephanie Clark. Ed graduated from Holt High School and served in the Army National Guard. He worked at General Motors for 27 years, retiring in 1993. Ed enjoyed spending winters in Florida with his wife and friends, detailing his vehicles, mowing his lawn and bicycling. He was a talented woodturner and was very organized and detail oriented. One of his best qualities was his sense of humor and practical joking.

Surviving are: his wife of 49 1/2 years, Janet; daughter, Donna (Paul) Licari; son, Daniel (Adrianne) Clark; 3 grandchildren, Austin Clark, Alysa Clark and Caleb Dalton; brother, Roy (Patti) Clark; 4 sisters, Susan Gray, Ellen Jo Snauko, Candace Smith and Lorraine (Al) Grill; and his faithful pups, Sam and Dewey. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Christopher Clark.

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Estes Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Williston Crossings Woodshop (part of the Williston Crossings RV Resort, Williston, FL), or the American Cancer Society in memory of Edward Clark.

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Don and Noryce Burgey
June 4, 2016 at 8:29 pm

May the memories be treasures to comfort you.

Wayne and Sharon Morris
June 5, 2016 at 8:33 am

Mr. Ed was a true friend that we had the opportunity to know from Williston Crossings. No one will ever be able to fill his place at the head of the table at the men’s coffee. May our Lord give your family peace and strength during this time.

Dick and Pat Thelen
June 5, 2016 at 9:18 am

We were shocked to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a true gentleman and a friend to all who knew him. We will especially miss his smile and the twinkle in his eye.

Chuck and Ann Jones
June 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

We became friends with Ed and Janet at Williston Crossings. Ed was a special person that assisted with the start-up of the Williston Crossings Woodshop. His smile and kind manner will certainly be missed at the park, and his quiet guidance on Woodshop issues will certainly be missed by all members.

Fred and Donna Thompson
June 5, 2016 at 6:38 pm

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We hope that your memories will be a comfort.

Fred and Donna Thompson

Roger and Marge Wealing
June 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Ed was a special person and friend. Fun to just sit down and talk over things at Williston Crossings. Always a smile and will miss him at mens coffee at Williston. RIP FRIEND.

Don and Dreama
June 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Ed was a wonderful friend and a true gentleman
We will miss his smile and wave as he rode by on his bicycle in the park
He will truly be missed by all his friends at Williston Crossings
Janet may God be with you and your family

Roger and Marge Wealing
June 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Janet and family, keeping you in our prayers and hearts. Ed was a special guy. He’d get this gleam in his eye and smile slowly. He wouldn’t have to say a word. His talent working with wood was special. I know there are many at park who own a piece of his art in their winter homes. I bought 4 of his lamps this year! Each one is now more special. It was a honor knowing him. He will be greatly missed.

June 6, 2016 at 10:46 am

I am going to miss you ole buddy. It is going to be hard to go on knowing that you are no longer around. We had so many great times through the years. I just can’t accept that you are no longer here. We had our ups and downs through the years, but, you always were and always will be my best buddy. Rest in peace Ed. I love ya buddy.

Andy Burke
June 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Ed and Janet “adopted” me our first day in Williston Crossings 5 years ago. Ed had many talents but I think one of his best was that he was a good listener. I will cherish those many times that I stopped by Ed’s place at Williston and no matter what he was doing he made time for me. I realized over the years that I did most of the talking and Ed just listened. Ed’s death has left an empty place for many of us who knew him. Thanks for your friendship Ed…I will miss you. Janet, Catherine and I send our love to you and all of the Clark family. God strengthen the Clark family during this difficult time.

Amjad and Christine Yaish
June 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. All our love and sympathy, Amjad and Christine

Carol Bush
June 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Dear cousin Janet. I was so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. May all of the good memories sustain you and your family during this time of sorrow. God bless, and you are all in my prayers.
Love, Carol.

Fred and Betty Kletrovets
June 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

Janet, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We hope you are consoled by many others, like us, whose lives are brighter because of Ed and yourself. You both made us welcome additions to the Williston family. God bless you.

July 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

So sorry to hear about Ed. We were close friends all through high school.
I have many fond memories of going to the drive in every weekend, cruising downtown Lansing (when there was one) occasional weekend trips to Houghton Lake, “borrowing” melons from the neighbors garden and many more. Condolences to the family.
Rest in peace, my friend.


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