William O. Clark IV, 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, in Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky after a one-year illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1921, in LaGrange, Ill., and was a Vermilion resident for the last 65 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during WWII. He flew a P-38 Lightning. Mr. Clark was a factory manager at New Departure-Hyatt, Sandusky, a division of General Motors. He retired in 1979.
He was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational, Vermilion. He was past commander of the Vermilion American Legion Post 397, Vermilion AMVETS Post 22 and Ely Masonic Lodge 424. He served on the Vermilion school board during the building of Lake School and Ritter Public Library. He enjoyed golf, fishing and painting with watercolors.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucile (Hull) Clark; four sons, William O. Clark V of Kirtland, Ohio, Timothy H. Clark of Tampa, Fla., Mitchell Clark of Temperance, Mich., and Jonathan Clark of Vermilion; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Clark of Vermilion.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William O. and Amelia (Olson) Clark; a brother, James Clark; and a sister, Janet Clark.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct a military service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with The Rev. Louis Breton officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
Condolences may be made at riddlefuneralhome.com.