Joseph Earl Clark

June 4, 1941 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 78)


Joseph Earl Clark, 78, of Bardstown, died Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Colonial Nursing Home.

He was born in Athertonville, and a native of New Haven, KY.  He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and retired from General Electric Appliance Park in Louisville, KY. He faithfully served his country, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Jack" and Margaret “Maw” (Braden) Clark; and three brothers, James Clark, John “Fox” Clark, Michael "Muncie" Clark, and one sister, Theresa “Flossie” Kennedy; one grandson, Dominque McMakin and, one granddaughter, Caroline Kuhn. 

He is survived by four daughters: Margaret Gayle Clark; Stephanie (Jamie) Thompson, both of Bardstown; Pamela Ann (Beau) Adams of Louisville, and Whitney Beth (Ritt) Kuhn of Pinehurst, NC; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Clark, of Nelsonville; Tommy "Wonka" Clark and Danny "Fly" Clark, both of Bardstown, and four sisters, Mary Wilkerson, of Campbellsville, Gladys Carter, of Bardstown, Joann Morris and Kathy Keesy, both of New Haven;  many nieces and nephews; along with his life-long friend, Michelle Witten.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th, at St. Catherine Catholic Church with the Fr. Matthew Hardesty officiating. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery.

Visitation is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and continues after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven, KY. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Schuhmann Social Service Center, which is an outreach ministry of Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church. 

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January 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home
324 Center Street / PO Box 65
New Haven, KY 40051

Funeral Mass
January 7, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Catherine Catholic Church (St. Catherine Cemetery)

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