Neil R. Clark, 84, of Covington, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 13, 2022, at Ohio’s Hospice Care Center, Troy. He was born October 31, 1938, in Covington, to the late Eugene & Lois (Houser) Clark. He married Shirley (Via) Clark on June 14, 1958, a marriage that spanned 64½ years; she survives.
He will also be missed and remembered by four sons and their wives, Robert (Vanessa) Clark of Covington, Russell (Kathy) Clark of Covington, Dennis (Cheryl) Clark of Troy and Scott (Shannon) Clark of Covington; nine grandchildren and spouses, Jason (Brandy) Clark, Chad (Jody) Clark, Brent (Jenna) Clark, Rick (Emily) Clark, Stacy (Randy) Hollowell, Jill Clark, Mike (Lindsey) Clark, Madison (Matt) Gainer and Tyler Clark; 16 great-grandchildren, Hunter & Wyatt Clark, Gavin Clark, Keir Malone, Dylan & Carly Hollowell, Baine, Beckett & Baylor Clark, Molly, Leah & Kayla Clark, Bristol, Oakley & Myles Clark and Miller Gainer; sister Beverly Zimmer of Arcanum; brother Roger (Kathy) Clark of Covington; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his in laws, Gerri & Milford Via; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanne & Tom Ogle; and brother-in-law, Dale Zimmer.
Neil was a 1956 graduate of Covington High School and served his country in the U.S. Army and Reserves. He was a lifelong farmer and a past Newberry Township Trustee. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA), the Ohio Harness Horseman Association, and the Covington Eagles #3998. He enjoyed harness racing, raising livestock, and watching his grandchildren in all their activities.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 19, at Moore Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with Pastor Jon Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may visit from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covington Fire & Rescue, 801 E. Broadway, Covington 45318; or Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy 45373. Online condolences may be left for the Clark family at www.moorefh.com.