David B. Clark

NILES — David B. Clark, 84, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital following complications of pneumonia.

He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Soldier, Ky., the son of Elvia B. and Mearl Wilson Clark, and moved to the Niles area in 1950.

He began working for the next 30 years at Republic Steel and retired as a foreman in the galvanizing department in 1983.

He loved bluegrass music and was a musician in this area. David was an active and well-known member of Buzz Matheson and the Dixie Mountaineers, John Douglas and the West Virginia Travelers, and Coney Carver and the Rainbow Valley Boys.

David is survived by a son, Ronald D. (Bonnie) Clark Sr. of Austintown; daughter, Davida (Paul) Kerns of Niles; four grandchildren, Ronald (Vanessa) Clark Jr., Hollie (Don) Bernard, Jaime Kerns and Julie (Tyson) Voithofer; two stepgrandchildren, Michael and Christopher Steinbeck; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert (Clydia) Clark of Morehead, Ky.; and three sisters, Joan Cooper of Dayton, Judy (Earl) Martt of Georgetown and Carla (Herbert) Caudill of Mansfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Reeder Clark, whom he married April 7, 1951, and who died on Oct. 7, 2013, and a sister, Eleanor Evans.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mitch Meadors officiating.

Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.

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