John T. Clark, Jr.

August 14, 1939 - October 27, 2018

08/14/1939 - 10/27/2018

Past Services

Tuesday October 30, 2018
Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum
Moundsville, WV 26041
Tuesday October 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Tuesday October 30, 2018
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

CLARK, John T. Jr., 79, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Peterson Rehab and Geriatric Center after a long battle with cancer.

He was born August 14, 1939 in Glen Dale, W.Va., the son of the late Wilma Ward Clark and John Thomas Clark Sr. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Moundsville.

John graduated from Moundsville High School in 1957 and attended West Liberty State College. He worked as a chemical operator at PPG Industries. John was a retired Moundsville City Fireman who loved his job. He was also a trained paramedic. An Army veteran, he served from 1960-1962 and was stationed in Hawaii where he served as a military policeman and took part in atomic testing on Johnson Island before his discharge. After returning home, he served with the local National Guard for several years.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Linda Eller Clark; three daughters, Carolin (Eugene) Shutler of Parkersburg, W.Va., Chris (Les) Naylor of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and Jennifer (Chad) Cline of Glen Dale, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Morgan Shutler of Morgantown, W.Va., Chanry Shutler of Parkersburg, Lily Shutler of Parkersburg, Colton (Jessica) Naylor of St. Clairsville, Corey Naylor of St. Clairsville, Madison Linzy of Glen Dale, Gavin Cline of Glen Dale, Gracen Cline of Glen Dale, and Carter Curry of Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Don (Linda) Eller of Moundsville; one sister, Marlene Cottrill of Moundsville; one uncle, Glen (Berneda) Ward of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Especially dear to John were his wife and his family. He loved spending time with his daughters, their husbands, and his grandchildren. He was very proud of them all. In addition, he loved his home and lake property in Greene County, Pa.

John’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1 pm until time of funeral service at 2 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville with Rev. Wesley Howsare officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Moundsville, 1200 Third Street, Moundsville, W.Va. 26041 or through

John’s family would like to thank the staff at Peterson Hospital and Amedisys Hospice for their care and compassion during his illness.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Sacramenta Landrum
3 years ago

To the Clark family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one John. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5 .

3 years ago

Dear Clark Family: I am so sorry for your recent loss. We are never prepared for such a tragedy. With the love and support shown by loving family,  concerned friends, and the peace from God your heart will mend. Philippians 4:6,7 and Acts 24:15 were very comforting scriptures for me. I hope they do the same for you. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Greg and Jeanie Campbell
3 years ago

May God be with your family during this time of loss. And may you find comfort in knowing that your dad , Carolin, Chris and Jenny, and your husband Linda, is safe in the arms of God. Love and prayers

Heidi Zumbrunnen
3 years ago

My love is sent to all of the Clark family.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John T. Clark, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John T. Clark, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Sherry Wallace Kasun. ( sister of Bill & Phil Wallace)
3 years ago

He was a good friend of my brother, Bill Wallace and often came to visit him at my mom’s home on Walnut Ave in Moundsville when they were in high school. What a great personality and friendly guy. So sad to hear of his death, prayers and sympathy to all of his family!

Della Welling Deskins
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Linda and family.

Paul and Helen ward
3 years ago

Dear Linda and girls,
We are so sorry to hear that John passed away over the weekend. I know it has been a rough road for all of you over the last couple years and our prayers and thoughts will be with you always .

Rod and Linda Hubbs
3 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. God Bless.

Stacy Olzer Simmons
3 years ago

He was such a family man and hard worker. You will be missed.