He was born July 11, 1936, to the late Wayne Stevens Clark Sr. and Florence Lillian Bond Clark.
Don was a retired engineer for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. He was honored with his signature on a star on the floodwall for Transportation.
Don was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Special Deputy, poll worker, and President of the “Four Seasons Camera Club.”
Surviving are his daughters, Catherine Clark of Philadelphia, Pa., Donna West of Portsmouth, and Carol Clark of Vacaville, Calif.; his son, Donald William (Jeannette) Clark Jr. of Portsmouth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brothers, Wayne Stevens (Patricia) Clark Jr. of New Boston and Thomas Clark of Columbia, S.C.; his devoted sister, Julia Clark of Portsmouth; his fiancee, Connie Rich and her family; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Clark; and his ex-wife, Joan Stearns Clark Wilcoxson.
Don was of the Presbyterian faith.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company with Pastor Ralph Clay officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Military rites will be conducted by the Honor Detail of James Dickey Post No. 23 American Legion at Daehler’s at the conclusion of the funeral.
Thank you to all Don’s friends, Terry Duncan, his doctors and nurses who took care of him at SOMC, and to Hill View Healthcare and Heartland.