Wilfred Charles Clark, Jr went to glory March 12, 2023, after a short illness. He was a faithful husband, loyal friend and gentle giant. Charlie surprised us with humor. He had a subtle sense of humor that reminded you to laugh in the middle of the day. He was as generous with his provisions as he was with his time. You could find Charlie first at the scene when a church workday was called. Charlie helped move countless families. He and his wife provided rides to church Bible studies, prayer meetings, and Sunday services. He transported many to appointments. He picked up and delivered food for the church pantry outreach. He and his wife served in youth camp kitchens. He was generous with gifts, and rewards and always responded to need. He hosted fellowships, prayer meetings, and picnic swims at his home. Charlie traveled with his wife and family to great fishing spots for him, that served as quiet rest spots for his Patricia. He loved walking. For miles he would pick up trash and bottles, greeting people as he walked. Animals loved Charlie. Charlie was a horseman for a Saratoga racetrack horse. If you were visiting Charlie, bring your dog. He loved birds and studied their food and housing preferences, thereby making accurate provisions. He befriended a skunk that shared meals with his cat on the porch. He once wanted a dog door but his wife disagreed as she knew this would welcome the zoo indoors. Charlie loved his gardens & spent time pouring over catalogues and giving planting orders to Denice. He directed her planting and prep. His birds shared his enthusiasm. Much of his time was taken up watching the windows for eagles, ducks, blue herons, and jumping fish, fox, deer, and anything that moved. Charlie delighted in spending time with some of his coworkers from Stephens & Thompson. He was especially pleased to host dinners suggesting who to invite and what to cook. Anyone and everyone were welcomed at his place, but the house must pass his clean inspection first. Nothing was too good for his friends and family. Worship suited Charlie. He particularly liked the old hymns. He had two favorite worship songs, "I am no Longer a Slave to Fear" and "I’ll fly Away". Charlie fancied wrestling, baseball, and football. He engaged conversations around these sports. His favorite foods included: Cheeseburgers, pizza, potatoes, and vinegar. Yes, vinegar is pivotal. It was used for drinking, and flavoring, and also doubled for bathing and disinfecting. Early day he would say, "good morning babies", to the dogs, sit down with "babies" and family to pray over coffee and hash browns. Charlie has joined his sister, Alice; brother-in-law, Frankie, and his sweet wife, Patricia with their King.
Service for Charlie is at: New Life Christian Church, 2 South Union Street, Cambridge, NY 12816, Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. A coffee fellowship will be provided following service. In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances to the Easton/Greenwich Rescue Squad
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