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Charles "Ron" Ronald Clark

Charles “Ron” Ronald Clark, age 70, of West Baden Springs, Indiana passed away on December 28th, 2016 at his residence in West Baden Springs, Indiana.

Ron was born on February 16th, 1946 in Dubois County, Indiana to Joseph and Mildred (Honeycutt) Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He married Margie Gilliatte on June 7th, 1964 and she survives.

Ron graduated from Springs Valley High School Class of 1964 and loved to fish. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in English and a minor in Business.

He began his banking career from 1970 to 1976 with the Springs Valley Bank and Trust. He started as an Assistant Cashier, then went on to service on Federally Insured Student Loans, a Security Officer, a Loan Officer and advertising. Ron was a part of the team that chartered the new First National Bank in Paoli in 1976 where he rose to the office of Vice President. He continued to work there until 1980 when he moved on to the Wabash Valley Bank in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the President of the bank and also managed the construction of the new building and maintenance of the building and grounds, among many other compacities during his tenure until 1984. In 1984, Ron moved to Memering Buick Inc. in Vincennes, Indiana where he worked until 1985.

Ron returned to the First National Bank of Paoli in 1985 where he assumed the position of Chairman and President/CEO where he remained until 1995. In 1995, Ron became the Chairman/CEO of Hometown National Bank in New Albany until it was sold in 2002.

He is survived by:

Wife Margie (Gilliate) Clark West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Son Joseph Clark (Amy) Parks Hill, Kentucky

(1) Daughter Teresa Starnes (Marty) Palmyra, Indiana

(1) Brother Randy Clark (Jacquie) Orleans, Indiana

(2) Sisters Phyllis Kaiser (Joe) Orleans, Indiana
Brenda Campbell St. Petersburg, Florida

(7) Grandchildren Whitney Hobbs, Drew Kellams, Hunter Clark, Samuel Clark, Avery Green, Sawyer Green and Alfred Starnes

(1) Great-Great-Granddaughter Arielle Flores

There will be a private service held at a later date.

Burial will be at the Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook Page Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, or at our website www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Margie - I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am about your loss. I am praying for you and your family. May God provide you comfort.
Love from Georgia
Amanda Townsend

Amanda Townsend Jan 4 2017 12:00 AM

Margie- I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Virginia Porter Jan 4 2017 12:00 AM

Margie and Clark Family, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Looking at his personal and professional achievements, the world is a better place because of Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I hope that you all can find peace and comfort.

Joy Jackson Jan 3 2017 12:00 AM

Margie,  I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was truly a special guy, always giving his best to whatever he was involved.  I enjoyed knowing him back in the 70's when my boys were in his scouting unit and again more recently working together at the voting precinct. I could always depend on him to help put up the machines.  He will be truly missed.

Katy Ross Weikert

Katy Ross Weikert Dec 31 2016 12:00 AM

Margie, so sorry to hear.  Always loved Ronnie.

Debbie Burton Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Margie, I'm just so terribly sorry to hear of Ron's passing.  We talked with him a few weeks ago when we seen him @ Fast Eddies, and I just have such good memories of him during our years in working together at SVB&T.  Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family.

Ann & Wayne Ferguson

Wayne Ferguson Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Love you Daddy

Teresa Starnes Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Margie, I was so sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing.  I have thought of you all over the years and am sorry I haven't stayed in contact.  Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.  Jackie

Jackie Necaise Sciarra Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers will be with Margie, Randy and the family.

Nancy Tolbert Hinsch Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Margie, so sorry to hear about Ronnie.  your are in my heart and soul.  love  to all your family.   jo ellen

jo ellen jayne [main] Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM