James Malcolm Clark, 91, a lifetime resident of Midway, passed away in his home on, Saturday, January 7, 2023.
James was born on September 15, 1931, a son of the late Robert and Hazel (Russell) Clark.
Mr. Clark was a decorated Master Sergeant for the United States Air National Guard. James had 40 years of service to his country and he was so honored and proud of it. He worked as a mechanic at the base, where he would work on the trucks and different cars. Later in his career he became the gopher and would travel to get all the unique parts they needed for the trucks.
After retiring at the age of 55, James was able to do more of the things he loved. You never caught James inside, he loved being outdoors. James was a big help to the community Panhandle Trail. He would often cut grass along the trail and make sure that it was in pristine condition for all to enjoy. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he could. James loved bonding over all of his hunting and fishing experiences at the McDonalds Sportsman Club and the Washington County Sportsman Club. James was also a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited and the Midway VFD.
More than anything, James loved his family. They were his lifeline and always gave him so much love. He loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Those roles meant the world to him and so did the people that gave him those titles
Surviving are his wife, Lorna (Gilles) Clark, children; Tracy (Jack) Rushlander, James (Renee) Clark and David (Michelle) Clark, grandchildren, Courtney (Evan) Uselton, Lindsey Walter and Sidney (Travis) Walter, great grandchildren, Owen and Grant Uselton.
Along with his parents, James is preceded in death by eight sisters and three brothers.
All arrangements are private and entrusted to Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 106 St. Johns St., Midway (724-796-3301). A Military Service and Burial will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, where James and Lorna will be laid to rest together. All attending are asked to arrive between 10:30-10:50 a.m. Military honors will be conducted by VFW 191 Canonsburg.