Alan Donald Clark passed in peace on October 28, 2020 at Tybee Island, Ga. Savannah Beach Nursing and Rehab Center. He was 90 years old.
His parents, Maurice E. Clark and Dorothy L. (Tarbox) Clark welcomed their youngest child on September 9, 1930 in Feeding Hills, Mass. Alan is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bertram, Wayne, Loren, Audrey (Dempsey) and Nancy (Venard). He is survived by his son Zachary and daughter-in-law Lisa (Landers) of Savannah, daughter Hilary Clark Perdue of West Springfield, MA. “Poppy” to Grandchildren Hunter and Abby Clark, Kaitlyn Marie Perdue, Skylar Brian Perdue and great granddaughter Carissa Marie Duncan, Several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Alan was an entrepreneur and retired from Clark Brothers Fence and other business ventures in New England. He was a proud Patriot and a U.S. Army Veteran who served his country during the Korean War. He was a world traveler, who loved to fly in his airplane, and he lived in many places and loved to share his stories and escapades. Alan was an avid reader, art collector and loved music, especially anything sung by Kate Smith. Alan was always offering a helping hand to those in need and will be fondly remembered as the gentleman on Wilmington Island who rode a tricycle with a basket on the back and a “Deplorables” sign. He collected litter and trash to help keep the island beautiful (sometimes to the chagrin of business owners) and challenged the local politicians to make improvements to the walking and bike trails.
Alan was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Islands. He joined the church several years ago and declared it was the best Christmas gift he ever received. As an active baptized member of the church, he was a weekly participant in Sunday School, Men’s’ breakfasts and a variety of other church activities. He had wonderful, cherished relationships with many church members and had a strong faith.
Encapsulating and sharing Ninety years of memories of a life well lived is only a small tribute to Alan. For those who knew him, they were blessed with his knowledge and love of life. He will be dearly missed.
A private ceremony will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC., Alan’s final resting place.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made in Alan’s memory to The First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410.
My sincere condolences to all who loved him. This village on the sea is like a family. Alan was a member of that family! We share in your grief. Prayers for Alan’s eternal soul. God bless.
- Douglas Gimbel, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
So sorry for your loss
- William Dempsey, Chicopee, MA
I am so sorry to see Alan go. We were good trike mates and friends, from the time Alan moved to Wilmington Island in 2015 to the end. We were as different politically as night and day, but we looked past that and united in our common love of triking. We rode together often. Shared stories. Shared adventures. Got coffees together. Cheered each other on through downfalls, and celebrated recoveries. Shared our lives. RIP Alan Clark, you will be missed!
- TOM SODER, WILMINGTON ISLAND, GA
Rest in peace, my friend! You will always be in my heart with your good example of helping others. I hope that one day we will see each other in the afterlife and could work together with joy, as we did. I'll miss you a lot! Prayers and love ...
- Veselin Pensov, Rakovski, Bulgaria
We are sorry for the loss of your father. We were blessed to have Alan's friendship. We enjoyed knowing him through our FBCI Rock and Roll group and when we would visit at his apartment he would share about his life experiences, his art, and especially his love of Kate and most of all his love for Jesus. We were amazed by his dedication to his daily duty to clear the trails he traveled on his trike. He always said he had to keep going so he could keep going -- something we try to emulate but are not as good at it as he was. He will be missed.
- Janet and Joe Lane, Savannah, GA
Allen was a great neighbor, always ready for some of my home baked goods. He was open and friendly with everyone, trusting everyone to be a good person like he was. We have missed him terribly since he entered the rehab facility. I recently promised him I'd make one of his favorites....Lemon filled paczkis.....never got to fulfill that promise. RIP Allen.
- Carol Mason, Savannah, GA
From all your friends in Quebec canada- we are touch to know that you are no longueur with us but you will always be in our hart- you where the kind of friend we should all have- the best in all aspect- we will miss you a lot. Love always- bertin Our condoléances to the family
- Bertin, Magog , Quebec, canada
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel