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William Joseph Clark
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
    5 Clifford Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Oakland Cemetery
    P. O. Box 317
    Unionville, PA 19375

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“Dear Martha,Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Lots of memories of him growing up in West Chester,Pa. Singing in the children's choir at United...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Maureen Yearsley Wilcox - PA

“Martha, this is very sad news about my boyhood buddy. Had hoped to see Joe again. My sympathy to you and the family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Harper - Friend

“Martha,Bill and I were sorry to read of Joe's passing. We both thought the world of you two. Know that you will be in our hearts in the coming weeks...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Elaine Schupp - Asheville, NC

“Joe was a wonderful, gregarious, devoted family man. I do not think he ever met a stranger and we were all blessed to know him and his lovely family...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tina Doscher - Friend

“Dear Martha,I am so sorry to read of Joe's passing. My only hope is that he did not suffer. You were wonderful, fun neighbors, and I only regret...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Roberta Benich - Isle of Palms, SC

“h, Martha - I am so sorry. I and thinking and praying for you and your family with lots of love. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe

“Jim and I send our heartfelt sympathy with prayers to Martha and her family on Joe's passing. We were just heartbroken to hear that the larger than...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Gay and Jim Corr - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I have only good memories of Joe clark, always a fun gregarious guy. He was a classmate in the same company in the last two years at The Citadel. So...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: elwyn bembry - Nashville, TN

“Bill appraised several on my properties for William Wood. RIP 610-7248864 ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Alfred Emma - Acquaintance


William Joseph Clark, of Mt. Pleasant, SC and West Chester, PA passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was the husband of Martha Lesemann Clark.

Mr. Clark was born in West Chester on June 9, 1935. The son of the late Louise Hutton Clark and Dr. Joseph Gibbons Clark. He is survived by his wife and his sons, William Joseph Clark, Jr., (Jessica) of Algonquin, IL, Charles Gibbons Clark (Karen) of West Chester, PA. His daughter-in-law, Leigh Clark Brooks (Donald) of Alpharetta, GA; his sister, Joan Clark Smith of West Chester, PA. He was preceded in death by his son, John Arvid Clark. He is also survived by his adored grandchildren; Joseph Gibbons Clark (Erin), William Joseph Clark, III (London), Charles Thomas Clark (Grace), Jacob Conover Clark, Charlotte Ann Clark, Hannah-Leigh Clark Brooks, Haley Clark Brooks, John Arvid Clark, II, Emma Elizabeth Clark, great-granddaughters, Mary Wallace Clark and Nell Gibbons Clark; also two favored brothers-in-law, John Davis Lesemann (Linda) of Manning, SC and William Frederick Lesemann of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mr. Clark graduated from Pennsylvania Military Prep School and The Citadel, Class of 1958. He was a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association and a supporter of The Brigadier Foundation. He was a member of the Washington Light Infantry, Arion Society, The Harbor Club of Charleston, and a past member of The German Friendly Society.

He was a retired property appraiser for the William Wood Co., West Chester, PA and The Thomas Hartnett Co. of Charleston, SC. Mr. Clark was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC and a past president of The Congregation. He loved being a member of St. John's and his church family.

He will be interred in The Historic Oakland Cemetery in West Chester, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Oakland Cemetery, P. O. Box 317, Unionville, PA 19375.