David V. Clark, Jr.

David V Clark, Jr. passed away October 11, 2015 in Lawrence. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church. The family will greet friends on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

David was born May 23, 1926 in Moline, IL, the son of David V. Clark, Sr. and Marion (Anderson) Clark. He was a 1944 graduate of Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII, and attended the University of Kansas.

He married Clara Lukasak on September 30, 1951 in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death October 9, 2004.

David lived in Lawrence from 1956 until the present. He was a building contractor, remodeling many homes in the Lawrence area and building additions and custom houses. He was known as a craftsman and respected for his attention to detail. He and Clara were also Oread neighborhood landlords for 40 years.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry. He was also a member of the American Legion – Dorsey Liberty Post #14. David enjoyed playing cards, sailing, wood working, tinkering and attending auctions. He was often seen walking his Wire-Hair Fox Terrier near Old West Lawrence.

Survivors include daughter, Patty Ogle, Worden; son, David V. Clark and wife, Libby, Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Will Ogle, Lawrence, Erica Ogle, Northampton, MA, Brian Clark and wife, Meghann, Los Angeles, James Clark, Montrose, CO; sister, Shirley Haldiman, San Diego; and brother, Robert Clark, Fort Collins, CO.

The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Dick Robison on October 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Dave was always great fun at our poker games before I moved from Lawrence and I miss his comradery. My condolences go to his family whom I know Dave cherished and loved.

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