Jerry Martin Clark, 77, passed away on April 13, 2017 in Meridian Idaho. He was born on November 20, 1939 in Lancaster, Ohio to Charles and Marian Clark. Jerry married Barbara Brown of Filer, Idaho and were married for 30 years. They had three children; Marian Cathleen Sprints (Arnold), Jeffery Martin (Kathy) and Matthew Harold (Amber). Jerry has four sisters and three brothers; Margaret, Sue, Judith, Mary Ann, Thomas, Bernard, and William. In 1965,
Jerry worked as an Aircraft Mechanic for the US Airforce for 20 years and retired with an honorable discharge. Jerry was very proud of the time he served our Country and served tours across the world. As a Master Mechanic there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or “Jerry Rig.”
Jerry was a model airplane enthusiast and was very active in the R/C model community. He did his best to make the hobby accessible to anyone that wanted to fly. He had several great friends from the local clubs specifically the Nampa Model Aviators. Jerry had THE garage full of planes and toys that everyone wanted to see and admire. Jerry loved to fish and truly loved being with his family. Jerry always loved to make a good deal and find a good deal not only for himself but also for others when he thought you needed it, even if you didn’t. Jerry was patient and meticulous. Things had to be just right.
Jerry is survived by his daughter, son, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one “Damn Cat.” Jerry was preceded in death by wife Barbara (Married 1965-1995), son Matthew Harold Clark, Brother Tom Clark, wife Judith Young (Married 2002-2017).
Memorial service is to be held on May 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Boise, Idaho, 83714. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the young aviators of Heritage and Sawtooth Middle School R/C Clubs in Meridian, Idaho.
“When I die, remember that what you knew of me is with you always. What is buried is only the shell of what was. Do not regret the shell, but remember the man. Remember the father.”
Oh Jeff and Cathy….. it is beautiful as you guys have put it together…. I will surely missed him as a big
brother… Although all of his friend back in Ohio called him the “Jake the Flake”….Love you both… Aunt Mary Ann “Mert”….
To my cousin:
Fly high, rest in peace
Cathy and Jeff, This is a beautiful obituary in honor of your dad, my brother. I am so proud of all the love and support you guys provided for your dad in his last few days. You and your families are the greatest. I love you both and thanks again for being such wonderful children for my brother. I can see why he was so proud of his family.. I love you. Aunt Peg
Jeff and Kathy, This a wonderful tribute to your dad. Our thoughts are with you. We love you!
Jeff and Cathy what a wonderful tribute you have paid to your dad. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when my dad , his brother Tom passed how hard it was on me and my family . I am thankful that he had such a loving and caring family to see through his final days. May god bless you and wrap his arms around you both and your families during this time. Paul and I will keep you in our hearts and prayer Always Debbie
Jerry and I were friends since the mid – 80s when I first moved here began trading models with Jerry. When we ended the trade, he always asked, “anything else you need or have to trade?” Usually I would say “not at this time. I wonder if he is still laughing about the five Piper Cubs I traded with him. His final words were always “if you’re happy, I’m happy.” I shall miss him and his humor greatly.