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Walter James Clark

September 1, 1925 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 96)

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Walter James Clark, age 96, of Prairie City, Oregon passed away December 5, 2021, at Cinnabar Adult Foster Care Home in Mt. Vernon, Oregon. A private family Internment took place on December 10th, 2021, at the Prairie City Cemetery.


Walter was born on September 1, 1925, to William and Alice (Noble) Clark in Ford, Washington. He attended school in Spokane, Washington and his best friend growing up was his dog “Pete.”  He married his precious wife, Doris Mae Clark on September 28, 1944, in Spokane, Washington.


He worked as a Head Sawyer for Ochoco Lumber (Malhuer Lumber) up until his retirement.


Walter enjoyed hunting with his best friend and hunting buddy Royce Dotson and his grandson Darryl Sledge was his fishing partner on the Snake River. His favorite meal was breakfast, and he always loved a great dessert after every meal. Walter enjoyed cutting wood and loved to watch Gun Smoke.


He enjoyed keeping his cars and boat in the most pristine conditions, always had a beautiful yard along with his neighbors, through his generosity. He was faithful to his Lord attending church regularly, until his health prevented him from doing so.


He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Doris Clark; his son, Darryl W. Clark who passed away at the tender age of sixteen and his son, Gary J. Clark in 2014.


Survivors include his daughter, Judy (Rob) Beatty of Moses Lake, Washington; daughter, Jinny (Forrest) Sledge of Lewiston, Idaho; daughter, Cindy (Sonny) Pittman of Cheney, Washington; daughter, Janet Hill of John Day; son, Curtis (Julie) Clark of Pendleton, Oregon; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.


Memorial Contributions can be made to the Samaritans Purse or the Billy Graham Foundation through, Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.



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