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Bruce P. Clark

1959- 2018


Bruce P. Clark, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home due to health complications.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown with the Rev. Robert Loggans officiating.  Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.  Family and friends may gather for visitation at the church on Tuesday from 4:30-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church.


Bruce Patrick Clark was born on July 26, 1959, in Endicott, New York, the son of the Rev. Bruce and Saundra (nee McVannon) Clark.  He attended high school in Cleveland, Ohio.  On Aug. 13, 1994, he was united in marriage to Sharon Reese, the woman he said he would marry the night that he met her.  Never one to back down from a challenge, he accepted his three new preteen daughters as his own.


What began as one #7 truck and a large dream, he owned and operated Clark Trucking in Watertown since 1999.  In his younger years, Bruce enjoyed racing at the Jefferson Speedway.  His personal claim to fame was that he raced against Matt Kenseth.  He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles, semis, boats and anything else with an engine attached to it.  


Bruce was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, bringing his Bible and conversation most Sundays. Bruce had a generous heart, helping anyone that needed it and did not ask for anything in return.


Bruce laughed easily and loved mightily.  Bruce loved spending time with all of his family and spoke or visited with his parents daily.  Bruce loved being a dad, carving out a unique relationship with all three of his daughters.  Bruce loved being a papa/grandpa, a role he surely valued like no other.  Bruce loved being a husband.  This loss is no greater than for his beloved wife and dog Bandit.


Bruce is survived by his wife, Sharon Clark of Watertown; children, Rea (Eric) Dail of Pikeville, North Carolina, Amber (Christian) Rickman of Middleton and Kristin Zastrow of Watertown; grandchildren, Kayden Owens, Lilah Owens, Grayson Rickman and Winslow Rickman; parents, Bruce and Saundra Clark; siblings, Clarice Clark-Foss, Jerry (Sue) Clark, Sarah (Tamara) Clark-White and Rebekah (Don) Clapp; sisters-in-law, Sue (Bob) Kubly, Sally Wilson and Bonnie Block; brothers-in-law, Dan Reese (fiancée Peggy Brisky) and Tom (Annette) Reese; as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and countless friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ken and Melba Clark and Bert and Reva McVannon; his father-inlaw, Howard Reese; mother-in-law, Doris Reese; and nephew, Derek Wilson.


Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. — Hebrews 11:1


Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family..




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