Reginald “Ridge” Channing Clark 81 of Otter Creek, Florida passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice in Chiefland, FL, surrounded by his family on April 30,2013. He is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Sarah Monroe Clark. Ridge was born in Warren County, IN to Ida May Walker and Roy Clark on January 12, 1932. Ridge was a roofer most of his life till moving to Otter Creek, Florida in 1978. Ridge enjoyed tinkering with old vehicles. He is survived by a son, Jay D. Clark (wife: Patty) of Cedar Key, FL, grandson, Daniel Earl Clark, 1 daughter, Brenda Newlin of IN, several grandchildren and great grand children, siblings, Norma Adams (husband: Jim) of Otter Creek, FL, Duggen Walker (wife: Vicki) of Marshfield, IN, Garnet Fox (husband: Dick) of Marshfield, IN, a special niece, Missy Howard of Otter Creek, FL, and a special nephew, Tony Vanpelt of Otter Creek, FL. Ridge is preceded in death by an infant son, 2 daughters, Regina Clark Vanpelt and Debbie Cobbs, brother, Ed Clark, and sister, Charlotte Howard.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at West Lebanon Cemetery with an uncle, Buck Vanpelt speaking at the service. Grady Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.