Albert H. 'Smiley' Clark

Nov 12, 1926 - Dec 8, 2012

Nov. 12, 1926 -- Dec. 8, 2012

NEW LONDON -- Albert H. "Smiley" Clark, age 86, of New London, died Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 at The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands, New London.

He was born November 12, 1926 in Norwalk, Ohio, son of the late Homer and Katherine (McKean) Clark. Albert was a 1945 graduate of New London High School.

He served in the U.S. Army in German Occupation Forces. He had worked for several years as a draftsman for Milan Steel, drove a steel truck for the former G.F. Alger Co., then for Detroit Pittsburgh and then worked for Clark Brothers Garage in New London. He also drove school bus for New London schools for 32 years having retired in 2004. He was a member of the New London United Methodist Church, the N.R.A., the New London V.F.W., New London American Legion, and a 57 year member of Floral Lodge 260 of New London and the Gibson Lodge 301 F&AM.

He is survived by his children, Vanessa (Dennis) Rice of New London and Greg (Anna) Clark of New London; his siblings, Lucille (Clark) Olson and Gene Clark both of New London; 6 granddaughters and 4 great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Lang officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Grove Street Cemetery, New London.

Memorials may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.