Services for J. Jack Clark, 69, Lenexa, will be 10 am Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
J. Jack passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Mr. Clark was born in Winchester, KS, June 1, 1943, the son of Jewell Herman and Wanda Juanita Cowan Clark. He graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KS, and later attended Kansas University.
J. Jack proudly served as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 351 and the BSA Heart of America Council for many years. Mr. Clark also served as a U.S Marine, was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church, Shawnee, Kansas, a Mason, and a member of the VFW auxiliary of De Soto.
J. Jack married Virginia Ann Nichols on July 14, 1979, in Ozawkie, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Jay J. Walburn, Oskaloosa, and Jason J. Clark, Lenexa; one daughter, Jackie Clark Zensen, and husband Karl, Lawrence; a step-father Leo Shaw, Lawrence; one brother Dave Shaw and wife Kelly, Las Vegas; two sisters, Suzie Craig and husband Carl, Lawrence, and Trudy Sipes, Lawrence; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will begin at 9am Saturday and services will begin at 10am.
The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Heart of America Council, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com
Messages & Condolences
Very sorry for your loss. Jack will be missed by all of us. I loved his up-beat personality. Harold Noll
j Jack was a great mentor and leads and will be greatly missed. Thank you for supporting me in not only my scouting experiences but as well as other endeavours.
A leader, mentor and friend to so many. J Jack inspired and helped so many boys and adults in his life. A model for us.
J Jack was a truly great man that inspired many people to become the best that they could be. I will miss his guidance and his friendship.
J.Jack Clark, Loving Dad,Granddad, Marine, Scoutmaster, friend to youth. Thanks for all you did for Scouting and especially for sharing your Daughter Jackie with us and thousands of Kids who hiked the trails of Philmont.
I was truly blessed to have enjoyed your guidance, support, and friendship in and out of the Scouting program. You’ll be in my thoughts when my son is on the Scouting path.
“I might have scratched your truck, J. Jack.”
“That’s why I bought a truck, Dave.”
J Jack made it his mission to “Save Lives” by donating blood regularly. What a blessing!
My thoughts and prayers to the Clark Family in your time of need. Like many I met J.Jack in scouts and the man was a positive influence on me. Semper Fi brother, we’ll carry on. Chuck Even
Praying for the Lord’s gentle hand and peace for the family. May you find comfort in Him. Love to you all.
Thank you for the very sweet Valentine’s Day card. You always found opportunity to laugh and to make others do the same. What joy you gave to the hearts of those you loved. I love you. Rest in sweet peace.
T’was an honor to know you ..
Rest in peace .. my friend ..
John Malone OPKS
J Jack will be genuinely missed in this household. He spent years following the Eagle candidates and calling to insure our Troop 91 was on board to complete the process. I looked forward to his cheerful phone calls, even knowing that his health was failing. He truly was an admirable fellow. We were fortunate to have known him.
Many thanks to J Jack’s family for sharing him with our scouts throughout the years. His eyes would sparkle so when he spoke of his family.
He was the epitome of the Scout Oath and Law and just one heck of a great human being. He will be missed.
Prayers for all of you during these tough days.
J Jack. I owe you my Eagle. I did eventually get it. Just like you made me promise. Thank you.
j jack guided many young men to fly with wings of eagles now he has joined them with his wings of eagle he will be forever leading the flock. jay,jason and jackie your dad and I sat at many a campfire and long nights at eagle boards and would sit and talk about our familys he was so very proud of each and every one of you and he so much loved his annie. And now may the blessing of our heavenly scoutmaster rest upon each and every scout and may we follow the trail that leads to him.agood scout does one good turn daily .he has done it sir. agood scout is always prepared.he is prepared sir. goodnight j jack carry on for your god and country. ron and ladonna
J Jack was a amazing man, Him and my grandfather were friends for many years through scouts and the VFW…when it was time for me to move on from cub scouts to Boy Scouts, J Jack invited me to a troop 351 meeting to check them out, I liked it and when it came time for my cross over ceremony he and Luke Papp were there waiting to scarf me with an official Troop 351 scarf. He was always there for me, he was a tough guy, but he wanted to see me exceed as much as my grandfather did. He was on my Eagle board, I will never forget him introducing me as a new Eagle Scout. A year later, 2010 my grandfather Gerald R Humbert SR. passed away, it was the hardest thing in my life to go through, and J Jack was at the services, I ran to him and gave him a great big hug, because I considered him a grandpa to me. A year after my grandpa died, I finally scheduled my Eagle ceremony, and I asked J Jack to be the main narrator/speaker, I appreciated that so much! J Jack will always be on my heart for he was a amazing guy! God Bless You J Jack!
All the great people in Kansas have come from Winchester. We spent many hours talking about family and friends from Winchester with Jack. Thanks for his many years of service to MUMC and Scout Troop 351. Jack dedicated his life to everyone he ever met. He was a good friend, church member, and above all, our Scout leader.
Prayers for the family,
Dave and Doris
J. Jack was one of the first people we met at Camp Naish. Even though we were first time campers at Naish, he made us feel like we have been there for years. He was an example for all to look up to for guidance and leadership. Our son Brent asked him to preside over his Eagle Court of Honor. He will truly be missed by all scouts. We would like to thank his family for sharing J. Jack with us through out the years. His leadership and scouting way will live on through everyone he was associated with. Rest in Peace J.Jack.
J. Jack, thank you for all you did for Scouting and Naish, prayers to your family, may you rest in peace
We have two sons who have grown into fine men. J. Jack was a significant influence in their lives and we are grateful that he took the time to be part of their lives and to be our friend. J. Jack lived a life that made a difference.
I have known J Jack since I was a Webelos and he was one of the many that welcomed me into Troop 351 after I crossed over into Boy Scouts. Eagle Boards, Eagle Courts, troop meetings and even at the VFW Bar a few times, I was met with a firm handshake and trusted guidance. You will be missed but I know you are in a better place. Your legend will live on! RPC
I can still see J. Jack trooping the line in his campaign cover at our Blue and Gold banquets assisting me with the advancement ceremony.
We will miss you. Rest in peace.
My prayers are with the family at this sad time. I will always remember J. Jack for the inspiration he provided my son (an all the boys in Troop 351) during his scouting years, resulting in my son achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He instilled in my son the importance of following the rules and listening to your leaders. J. Jack’s wisdom and leadership will be missed by The Boy Scouts and especially Troop 351, The Purple Chickens.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
With Sympathy, Dena Wilkerson
Thanks, for all the memories in working the many hours together in Scouting. Your friendship, and your families will always be cherished.
J Jack will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers and condolences to the family in your time of grief.
Mr. Clark was one of the best men I’ve ever known. He was a man’s man: a leader, a servant, an inspiration. He had one of the best personalities I’ve ever encountered. My Masonic Brother, youwill be missed. My thoughts are with Jason and Jackie and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. You’re father was a truly amazing man.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.. I shall always remember those day of the OA Brotherhood interviews and that warm fuzzy feeling we all felt afterward. Team 4 campmasters will remember you always. Rest peacefully J. Jack
My brother…..I will miss your friendship, your support and your phone calls. I will miss you at Camp and all things in Scouting…..until we meet again.
J Jack was a wonderful friend with a very generous heart…he was always thinking of others. I will miss his ornery smile and contagious laugh…THAT’S J JACK…
My deepest sympathy to the family. J Jack left everyone with fond memories.
We where sorry to hear of J Jacks passing. Thoughts and prayers for him and his family. May God be with him.
Dennis & Dorothy Miles
J. Jack was the reason I joined Troop 351 back in 2006 with less than a year left in my youth career in scouting. He embodied what it means to be a scout and served as a mentor to many of the youth. My sadness is not for the many Boy Scouts who knew this great man, but, rather, for the many Boy Scouts to come who will never know how truly remarkable an individual J.Jack was. May he rest in peace, but may his memory and legacy live on.
“For it is well, my brother, carry on.” ~H. Roe Bartle (The Chief)
J. Jack – my close friend and Mentor – I will never forget you. From my Vigil Initiation and induction in the Purple Chickens of T351, to the work we did together in the Brotherhood Interviews – you were an impeccable friend and Brother Vigil. Most importantly, you and I were very close. I will miss your yearly phone calls on Christmas Eve, your smile, and your laugh. Jill couldn’t have been presented her Silver Beaver in a better class (2006), simply because you were honored that year as well.
I will miss you. Virginia, Jason, Jackie, and of course – the members of T351 and ALL Arrowmen and Scouts whose lives you touched in your 69 years – my prayers are with all of you. Thanks to J. Jack, I now call those special to me on Christmas Eve as well, and I will continue his legacy. God’s love and comfort to all of you; we lost a great man who is now leading Scouts in heaven.
Jeff “Yogi” (as J. Jack so affectionately called me)
J.Jack was a wonderful leader, scouter and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all of the scouts who were impacted greatly by J.Jack’s service.
J.Jack has been my FRIEND since the 70’s a great role model and a person that I will never forget. I was at there wedding and will always remember the beautiful outdoor chapel. Annie our prayers are with you and yours will keep in touch and see you soon. Love You Tom And Rox Pagosa Springs Colorado
We are so very sorry for the loss of J Jack. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. J Jack was a magnificent presence in the scouting community especially the Purple Chicken Family of Troop 351. We will all miss him very much.
My thoughts are with you and your family. All my love.
I send all my thoughts and prayers to the family of J. Jack. He has been a very positive influence on many young men through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. His passion for the these young people was unrivaled, and I appreciate everything he did, and will miss him dearly. I am a better person to have known him. We lost a great one here, but I know he is in the presence of our father now and am sure he is shaking things up a bit up there!
Troop 351 – “The Purple Chickens”
Fond memories. Prayers and thinking of the Clark family. Deepest sympathy.
To all of the Clark family, my husband Bob,
(deceased as of 1997)and I were good friends of J.Jack and always enjoyed his friendly smile. So sorry for your loss of a good man.
Our hearts and prayers to the Family, J.Jack will be greatly missed by us all.
You will be missed by all
Very sad to learn of the passing of a great scouter. RIP J Jack. You will be missed.
He was a great friend and mentor. Always willing to help. It was always a good day when he showed up to work at camp. Thank you my friend!
Rest, my friend and brother. Your work is done, and done well. You’ve served youth in ways we cannot imagine, you’ve taught so many of us.
I will miss his smile, his hats and especially his friendly hugs. My heart is saddened for your loss. May God hold the Clark family in the palm of his hands.
Sending thoughts and prayers to his family. J. Jack will be missed by all of us “Clarks”!! May he rest in peace. God Bless
We new J,Jack well he will be missed by many . The one aspect I will always remember is nd his hat . he will be welcomed with open arms by the Great Spirit Greg Carpenter & Susan Rodgers
Sorry to hear of J Jacks passing. May the Great Scoutmaster welcome and keep him.
He will be missed by so many people that he positively influenced. Thoughts and prayers for his family from myself and Boy Scout Troop 165.
Kansas City, KS
You were loved by many J. Jack, especially by my family! You are in a better place! We will miss you and love you forever!
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family, he will be missed.
Gene & Carol Adams
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