Jay Preston Clark
January 13, 1939  -  March 7, 2019

Jay Preston Clark

Memorial Service
Cornerstone Church of Caney
900 S. Ridgeway
Caney, KS  67333
Monday, March 11, 2019
11:00 am
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Jay Preston "JP" Clark passed away at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Following JP's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Potts Chapel and a celebration of JP's life will be held at Cornerstone Church of Caney on Monday, March 11th at 11:00 AM.

JP was born on January 13, 1939 in Curtis, OK to Roy and Helen (Butler) Clark. He attended Curtis schools and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1957. On October 9, 1960, JP married Patsy Smith. From this union, JP and Patsy welcomed 4 children, Randy, Marlin, Kevin, and Brenda. While in Mooreland, OK, JP owned and operated P and C Conoco and later began work at City Service. In 1968, Patsy and JP moved to Caney after a transfer within City Service. JP worked at City Service later known as Williams Natural Gas and Southern Star for 33 years. During these 33 years, JP served as a welder, known by many as the best they had and in 1979, he became a pipeline inspector and traveled to several states. JP loved hunting, fishing, welding and most of all spending time with his family. He was an active member in the community. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, volunteer fire department, Niotaze city council, and Niotaze water department. JP helped with many welding projects at the Rec baseball fields and various other welding projects around the community.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Helen Clark, granddaughter, April Clark, niece, Terrie Lynn Snell, nephew, Mark and wife Ladonna Clark, in-laws, Babe and Dorothy Smith and sister in-law, Leona Smith.

Those left to cherish JP's memory include; wife Patsy of Niotaze, KS, sons, Randy and wife Leslie Clark of Seadrift, TX, Marlin and wife Shyanna Clark of Mooreland, OK, Kevin and wife Shantayle Clark of Amarillo, TX, daughter, Brenda and husband Derek Spencer of Niotaze, KS, brothers, Pat and wife Verlaine Clark, Mike and wife Janet Clark, Terry and wife Rita Clark, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Memorials can be made in JP's name to the COPD Foundation and St. Judes Children's Research Hospital and may be left with Potts Chapel. To leave the family a special message of condolence please visit www.pottsfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Nicki Bywater
    Arroyo Grande, CA, KS

    Brenda and Family~
    Although I only met J.P. once at Grandpa Roy's house, I know just how much those daily coffee visits meant to them both. What a wonderful friend and a sweet soul!!

  2. Joe & Donna Reed
    Sedan, KS

    Sorry to hear of JP passing. Prayers for the family.

  3. Joe & Donna Reed
    Sedan, KS

    Sorry to hear of JP passing. Prayers for the family.

  4. Judith Davis
    Coffeyville, KS

    Love and prayers in your time of grief.

  5. Roy L Butler
    Columbus, OH

    J.P. was a very cherished cousin. We enjoyed many happy times together playing with brothers and cousins at Grandpa & Grandma Butler's home in Curtis, Oklahoma and on the farm southeast of Mooreland, Oklahoma where he lived with his brothers and Uncle Pete and Aunt Helen on the family farm. I regret that we drifted apart during our older years and our families never got to know each other. I wish I could have gone fishing with J.P. That fish he holds in the photo is quite a nice fish. Agnes and I send our prayers to all in the family. We regret that we are unable to attend J.P.'s funeral due to health issues.. God Bless, Roy & Agnes

  6. Debi Berryman
    Caney, KS

    Patsy and kids, my deepest heart felt sorrow for your loss. JP was one of a kind, he will be missed. Hugs and prayers for all. Debi

  7. Ruthailee & Harold Lash
    Olathe, KS

    Thoughts and prayers to the family from us . We remember the good times in Caney and are lasting memories .

  8. Ashli taylor
    Arnett, OK

  9. John H Baransy
    Oklahoma City, OK

    My deepest sympathies to Patsy and her family. J.P. was a great guy and we all grew up together in Mooreland, Oklahoma - Class of 1957, with many, many great memories. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  10. Amy Taylor
    Woodward ok, KS

    Love you guys so much and my prayer are with you aunt pasty

  11. Carla Tucker
    Muskogee, OK

    My condolences to the family. Thinking of you in your time of grief. Love to you and family.

  12. Jennifer Mattocks Walker
    Longton, KS

    Brenda and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. Please know I'm praying for you all and sending thoughts of comfort and love!

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