ALLIANCE - Odith M. "Odie" Clark, 68, of Alliance, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Alliance Community Hospital.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1945, in Olive Hill, Ky., to Jesse and Madge Middleton Clark and lived in Alliance for most of his life.
An Alliance High School graduate, Odie retired as a health and safety trainer from GM-Lordstown after 42 years of service.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, UAW, and the Dante Aligheri Society.
Odie enjoyed fishing; had a passion for cars; was an expert card player; loved traveling and casinos; and was an avid follower of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and the OSU Buckeyes
Odie is survived by his two daughters, Renee L. Clark of Alliance and Tracey L. Clark-Reed of Columbus; a son, Richard L. (Ula) Clark of Middleburg; five grandsons, Aaron M. Ring, Kyle E. Holbrook, Shane C. Rognon, Alexander B. Clark and Cameron M. Rognon; two granddaughters, Emily L. Ring and Ashlyn R. Young; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Middleton of Olive Hill, Ky.; two nieces, Jessica Dawn Clark-Hall and Krystal Clark-Lozoya; several other nieces and nephews; and a father figure to many.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise M. (Tomerine) Clark; his parents; and a brother, Donald J. Clark.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Larry Murphy of the First Church of God officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park.
Memorials are suggested to OSU Dodd Hall, (Stroke Rehabilitation), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are by Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.