James Patrick Clark, Jr. of Glen Dale, passed away on January 25, 2015. He was born October 30, 1946 to the late James P. and Vivian J. Tagg Clark.
Jim was a former employee of Tri State Electric and Machine, CDS, and the Northern Regional Jail.
In the late 60s, Jim was the lead singer for the popular local band, The Darvons, who played at John Marshall High School’s first prom. In his younger days, he was known by the nickname “Beef”, much to the amusement of his children. In addition to a passion for music, he loved everything to do with cars, as evidenced by his prized pro-street ’68 Camaro. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman who had many memories of sharing this pastime with his own father.
Beyond these things, Jim was a reader of books, teller of stories, and keeper of useless information. He was always ready with a laugh, never met a stranger, and would give you the shirt off his back. He was our father, grandfather, and, most of all, our friend.
Survivors include his children and children-in-law who he loved as his own: daughter, Errin Cain, and her husband, Mark, of Moundsville, and son, Jason Clark, and his wife, Danielle, of McMechen. Jim also leaves four grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Emily Cain of Suitland, MD, Dalton Cain of Dyess AFB, TX, and Ava and Ayla Clark of McMechen. Also surviving are sisters Karen Mike Fahey of Moundsville, Judy Terence Shimp of Columbia, SC, and Rose Walsh of Parsons, WV, as well as his ex-wife, Linda Clark, her family, and a host of nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal service; however, those who knew Jim are invited to pay their respects and share memories at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave, Moundsville, Saturday, January 31, from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you feed a squirrel and think of Jim.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.