Paul I. Clark, 81, of Bryan, passed away on June 13, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.
He was born on April 4, 1941 in Montpelier to Raymond F. and Rosella E. (Radabaugh) Clark. On November 18, 1976 he married Lois P. Stantz and she preceded him in death on September 16, 2021.
Paul worked as a machinist at Mohawk Tools in Montpelier until it closed. He also worked as a machine builder and truck driver.
Paul used to own the laundry mat in Montpelier and was a volunteer fireman for the Archbold Fire Department.
His family described Paul as a “Jack of all trades” who was a very hard worker. He enjoyed camping, bingo, playing cards and tinkering around in his garage.
Paul is survived by his step children; Brenda (Clyde) Trenary of Butler, IN, Connie (Bruce) Jones of West Unity and Lonnie (Stacy) Clark of Frontier, MI; children, Shelly, Susan, Shari and Shannon; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Diane (Ron) Smith of Antwerp, Gary Clark of Montpelier and Linda Smith of Edon.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Lois P. Clark; father, Raymond Clark and mother and step-father, Rosella and Cleo Kurtz; step daughter, April Blank; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Tom Reichard; and brother-in-law, Robert Smith.
A time to receive friends will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 12-2 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. A celebration of Paul’s life will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Fox to officiate.
The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to the staff at Fountain Park Inn and Villas for the loving care and support they provided Paul during his time there.