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Clark Wilson

Died: April 16, 2019

Clark Barry Wilson, 87, went to be with the Lord and his beloved Anna Lee on Tuesday, April 16,  after a brief, but fierce battle with cancer.

 

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Clark lived for part of his youth in the Herman Gardens housing complex, where he met his lifelong love, a friend of his little sister K…read more

Clark Barry Wilson, 87, went to be with the Lord and his beloved Anna Lee on Tuesday, April 16,  after a brief, but fierce battle with cancer.

 

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Clark lived for part of his youth in the Herman Gardens housing complex, where he met his lifelong love, a friend of his little sister Kay’s. Married with kids, Clark decided that he needed a college education to best provide for his growing family and enrolled in the mechanical engineering program at Lawrence Institute of Technology. After graduating and getting his start in the Detroit auto industry with Ford Motor Company and Holley Carburetor, he went on to lead companies including Allis-Chalmers Tractors, Onan, Moen, Wagner Electric, and Kirsch, which required him to move frequently (to Anna’s occasional frustration)!  His hard work allowed him to travel, play golf, donate to worthy causes, and support his children (5) and grandchildren (12) in their own quests for higher education. A lifelong Michigan fan (Go Blue!), Clark spent much of each fall enjoying televised football. In his final years, Clark was a devoted caregiver to his wife, whose Alzheimer’s disease took its final toll in February.

 

He was an intelligent, pragmatic, intense man who will be remembered for his quiet and steadfast love for Anna, their children Deborah Lockhart, Kevin Wilson, Kim Minea, Karin Kirchner, and Scott Wilson, and all of the grand and great-grandchildren who have followed. He has left the world richer with his generosity, wisdom, and wit.

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