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“Sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was our neighbor and my friend. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Edward and Antionette Ragsdale

“Sincerest condolences from Mike's childhood friend. He will be greatly missed ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dan Lynch - Port Royal, SC

“Reedy and I are so sorry to hear about Mike. Mike and I were in a Rotary together for years and he will be missed! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Angie Bell

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jacquelyn (Gleaton) Wham

“We are saddened to hear of Mike´s passing. May the Peace that Passes Understanding be alive in your hearts! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary & Andy DeMasi - Friend

“Offering sincere condolences to Gwen and her family. Thinking of you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie Veasey - Chapel Hill, NC


Michael Van Clark, 74, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, beloved husband, father, and grandfather entered into eternal rest Monday, June 28, 2021.

Michael was born April 5, 1947 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, son of the late John Matthias Clark and Mary Gleaton Clark. He attended Orangeburg High School and graduated from Wade Hampton Academy. In 1971 he graduated from Clemson University and in 1976 he graduated with his masters from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was a former hospital administrator in North and South Carolina. Michael was a former Project Director and CEO of several HMOs, to include Health Source of SC. He was the founder and president of Aerolina Wireless Networks. He was a life member of the Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. For many years Michael coached Mt. Pleasant Rec League Soccer, was a volunteer referee with the Coastal Aquatic Association, and was the winner of the 1992 Arthur Smith King Mackerel Tournament.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Gwen Creech Clark of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three sons, Brent H. Clark (Crystal) of Lexington, SC, Collin M. Clark of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Davis W. Canady, Jr. (Emily Smith) of Hampstead, NC; daughter, Alexandra Bailey Sherrier (Matthew) of Chicago, IL; brother, John Matthias Clark, Jr. (Victoria) of Culver City, CA; sister, Kathryn C. Suit (Thomas) of North Augusta, SC; "Magoo's" grandchildren, Caden Clark, Mia Clark, Dylan Canady, Lorelei Sherrier, and Georgia Sherrier; and a granddaughter coming in July.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roper Hospice Cottage, 676 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 and/or the Parkinson's Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 141 Billowing Sails Street, Summerville, SC 29486.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger Street, Charleston, SC 29403 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.