Trying to capture the scope of his life's work successfully is "as useless as (fill-in-the-blank with any of John's colorful idioms)." Mr. John Edward Clark, Sr personified professional accomplishment, integrity, decency, charm, kindness, humility, and humanity, all at once. And the man was the original Sharp-Dressed Man. John was a universally profound soul who lit up any room and lifted all who were in his presence.
Blessed with a bounty of naturally inspiring traits, he shared unconditionally; John never met a stranger. Not as a State Trooper in Kentucky, not as an Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery diver, not as a Morning Show TV Host, not as a helicopter pilot for the 55th Governor and First Lady of the Bluegrass State, and by no means as their Press Secretary. Moving to Florida served to energize John and his community impact only further. First as a Business Talk Show Host & Radio Air Traffic Reporter, then announcer for the former Orlando Civic Theater, plus the Crew Pilot for several humanitarian missions, like Love-A-Child, in Haiti. Finally, for 21 years, he was a Disney Cruise Lines ambassador -- effortlessly herding the cruising sheep with misplaced documents, luggage, and common sense. He retired at 86 from Disney but continued to elevate Clark Talent as one of the founders of the Agency. Mr. Clark was born on May 31st, 1934, in the charming Capital City of Frankfort, Kentucky, led a most colorful and impactful life of 87 years before wishing us mere mortals goodbye on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021. Left to cherish his memories and bathe in his glory are wife Nancy Clark, stepdaughter Jenneffer, son-in-law Hari, daughter Karen, son Bryant, daughter Sara, sisters Ginger and Debbie, brother Jim, 8 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren.
"Remembering John", join us for a farewell gathering to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest on December 4th, Saturday, from 1pm-3pm. We have chosen Southport Community Park, a former Navy recreation area near Orlando International Airport, 3437 Barnstable Pl, Orlando, FL 32827. Pavilion FM892, NW of the Baseball Diamond by the Oak Bluff Parking Area. In a touching tribute, please wear something in John's favorite colors, Blue & Yellow. “One school is finished, and the time has come for another to begin.”