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William E. Clark - 75

6/14/1940 - 5/4/2016


William E. Clark age 75 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at his home Wednesday, May 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 15, 1940, in Macomb, to Galen B. Clark and Esther I. Carpenter Clark.  On May 27, 1967, in Macomb, Bill was united in marriage to Hope G. Knight.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife Hope of 49 years, 1 Daughter: Trixy Dace of Oregon, Illinois, and his one and only Grandson: William Colby Clark Dace of Oregon, Illinois, 1 Son: John Clark of Bushnell, Illinois, Granddaughter: Amber Clark, of Macomb, Illinois,Great Granddaughter: Larissa, Great Grandson: Jaxton both of Macomb, 2 Brothers Richard and Gene Clark both of Macomb.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Son: William (Billy) Clark.
Bill was a graduate of Colchester High School in 1958, Member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association, associate member of the Macomb V.F.W..  He was a beer and liquor salesman for 35 years, Owned and operated the Waterfront Bar in Dallas City, Illinois for 7 years, drove a school bus for Macomb School District for 12 years.  He enjoyed quail and pheasant hunting, loved spending time on the water boating and, loved to fish.  Most of all he loved the time he spent with his family and friends.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Lee Unger.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:30 A.M. Till time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the services Saturday at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Memorial is to McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Friends may view and sign the book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Friday.    Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


10:30 A.M. to 12 Noon Saturday at the Funeral Home


12 Noon Saturday at the Funeral Home


  • Steven R. Beck

    on 05/04/16

    Hope - I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
  • Todd Moon

    on 05/04/16

    So sorry for your lose. Bill was a great man. I am greatful to have had the privilege to work with him and call him my friend.

    on 05/05/16

  • Pam Duncan Totzke

    on 05/05/16

    Hope, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! Thinking of you! (Not sure if you remember me but I remember you after all these years!)
  • David and Michelle Frankhauser

    on 05/07/16

    Dear Clark family, You family is in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Michael Galloway

    on 05/07/16

    My thoughts and sympathy to Hope, Gene and Richard and all the family, I did have the privilege to go pheasant hunting twice with Bill. What a nice guy and so sorry to hear of his passing.
  • Terry & Connie Schindel

    on 05/09/16

    We send our condolences..
  • Cindy and Jack Clayton

    on 05/09/16

    Bill was a wonderful person. We only knew him as a resident of Kiljordan Meadows. We are blessed to have known him.
  • Nancy Beck

    on 05/09/16

    Hope, I'm so sorry to learn about Bill. You're in my thoughts & prayers. Nancy
  • Bwxki McCoy

    on 05/23/16

    Hope , I am sorry I just found out about the passing of your husband .. I am very sorry for your loss
  • Becki McCoy

    on 05/23/16

    I just found out about your husbands passing .. I am deeply sorry ..
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