Ronald H. Clark passed away in the early morning hours of November 4, 2022, at the age of 65. Ron is survived by the love of his life, Peggy Clark; their daughters Sandra (Peter) Carter and Jennifer (Nick) Smith; his daughter from a previous marriage Tamara (Aaron) Michael; and seven grandchildren: Taylar, Konner, Walker, Paige, Sabrina, Chloe, and Oliver. He was pre-deceased by granddaughter Isabella.
Ron is remembered for his larger-than-life personality, passionate opinions, sharp wit, wonderful sense of humor, loyal friendship, fierce love, and unending support for those he cared about. His driving force in life was always to do better, be better, and create a life that as a child seemed impossible to him. But however impossible it seemed, Ron saw value in setting goals and working hard to achieve them no matter how long it took. With Peggy he built a life he was fiercely protective of and often in awe of.
Throughout his life, Ron set goals not only for himself but for his family. Every accomplishment followed by a new goal. This “what’s next” mentality created a generational change for Ron and his family that defied societal, and sometimes his own, expectations. His most recent accomplishment was obtaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting in July of 2022, a lifelong goal achieved. Ron created a world where each of his daughters became the type of mother he could only dream of, were free to pursue their individual interests and passions with his full support, and where all his descendants are afforded opportunities that he never had.
Ron never met a stranger. He fit in wherever he went and knew how to build friendships. He was a proud landman and member of the oil and gas community at large. He traveled this country extensively and it was apparent to all who knew him that he could call anywhere home so long as Peggy was with him.
Ron found joy in so many hobbies and activities that it’s hard to list them all. He loved to read, create and tell stories, he enjoyed fishing, games of chance, and he engaged with sports in any way he could whether as a participant, a fan, or even a gamer. He was an avid collector of sports cards and memorabilia.
Ron would try just about anything once and was always up for adventure. If something was important to a member of the family, he was ready to be there and support it, even if it was something he may have previously scoffed at. In recent years that meant being a regular at soccer practices and games, dance recitals and competitions, martial arts demonstrations, and swim lessons in addition to the football and baseball games he’s always enjoyed.
His daughters all agree that he was the funniest man we’ve ever known, incredibly smart, supportive, infuriating, stubborn, passionate, driven and the most amazing Papa to our children! Daddy, we will forever miss your voice, your hugs, your smile, your laugh, and even your voice messages which always started “Hey Darlin’ it’s your Dad” and always ended with “I love you.”
Ron requested no public services be held. After losing a granddaughter to CMV, he was passionate about raising awareness of the virus. As such, in lieu of flowers or other tributes, the family requests you donate in Ron’s name to CMV Foundation Donate | National CMV Foundation.
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