David Fraser Clark passed away in his sleep at home, on Father's Day, June 21, 2015 from prostate cancer. He was surrounded by his family and loving friends during his illness. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on February 03, 1933 to Harry Emery Clark and Dorothy Helen Clark. He had two older siblings, Doris and Jack Clark.
After graduating from Liberty High School in 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Lee Mose in Liberty Missouri. He served 2 years in the Army from March 4, 1953 to March 3, 1955 during the Korean Conflict. After the army, they returned to Liberty, Missouri. They had three children.
His career was mostly in Real Estate Management working for L.J. Baer and Company, Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company and Kroh Brothers Development Company.
On July 17, 1970 Dave married again to Donna Jeane Bowling-Smith and adopted her five year old daughter, Paula Jeane Smith, increasing his family to four children.
Retiring in 1986 at age 53 and he and Donna spent over a decade sailing remote areas of the Caribbean. He loved sailing, spear fishing, the island people and the quiet life. It fulfilled him and helped him grow spiritually. He and Donna were baptized and joined the Catholic Church March 29, 1997 in Abaco, Bahamas. In 1999, their sailboat was damaged by Hurricane Floyd. After managing a hurricane shelter for the Haitian Community until they were all relocated, they sailed back to Florida and moved ashore to Titusville on the Eastern coast of Florida in early 2000. There he started a business, enjoyed family, friends, RV travel and church.
Dave was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Vickie Lee Clark on May 7, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna Jeane Clark of Florida, three children, Terresa Lynn Cochran of Kansas City, Missouri, Mark Allen Clark of Kearney, Missouri, Paula Jeane Cunningham of Belton, Missouri, a multitude of grand children and great grand children, and his sister, Doris Shuler of Kansas City, Missouri.
Dave donated his body and a Memorial Mass will be held on July 8, 2015 at 7 P.M. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mims, Florida. He was known for saying 'Thank You Lord” for whatever came his way as he knew God turns every circumstance for good. He was an adventurous, humble man who will be missed by many. He died a happy, grateful man who had led a full and rewarding life.