James L. Clark, Sr.

James L. Clark, Sr.
James L. Clark, Sr. of Plainwell (formerly of Otsego) passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Plainwell. Mr. Clark was born February 3, 1922 in Macon, Georgia. During WWII he served his country in the U.S. Army. Until 1967 he operated the Citgo Gas Station in Plainwell and then was employed for 25 years as a service technician with Koestner Pontiac in Plainwell. Jim was a member of the Otsego Fire Department for over 20 years and was a member of the Otsego Elks #1711 B.P.O.E. In his leisure time he enjoyed his computer, golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing. On May 10, 1947 in Otsego he was married to the former Bonnie McKibbin, who died in 1998. Also preceding him in death were his parents and 8 siblings. Surviving are 3 children, Terry Bell of Illinois, Jim (Geri) Clark of Otsego and Debbie (John) Jones of Allegan; 5 grandchildren and their spouses; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Jim’s family will receive friends from 2 to 4 Saturday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Chaplain Jeffrey Schmidt officiating. Military Honors at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the William Crispe Community House or Borgess VNA & Hospice.
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