Wilson E. "Bill" Clark, age 91, of Gaines, passed away at his home on Monday, July 17, 2023. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30AM on Friday, July 21, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 9450 Duffield Road in Gaines. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Gaines. Visitation will be held 2PM-5PM and 6:30PM-7:30PM on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Sharp Funeral Home - Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road in Swartz Creek. A Vigil Prayer service will be held on Thursday at 7:30PM. Visitation will resume Friday at 10AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Gaines Area Lions Club or Lions and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Bill was born on May 16, 1932, to the late Wilson & Lillian Clark in Northville, Michigan. He graduated in 1950 from NorthvilleHigh School. He married the love of his life and dancing partner, Theresa Duchesneau, on September 14, 1957, and together they shared over 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2020. Bill was employed with General Motors for 32 1/2 years before retiring in 1991.
Bill stayed an active man his whole life. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gaines where he ushered and volunteered with after school programs. Bill was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Gaines 2186- and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Fenton 2031. He was also a member to the Gaines Lions Club in which Lions and Leader Dogs of America was one of his favorite programs he supported. He was talented when it came to working with his hands; Bill was quite the woodworker and many of his family members have pieces he crafted. Through old age Bill continued to learn and stay active outdoors. His family will remember him for always being present in their lives. Bill had a way about leaving a lasting impression on everyone he met.
Bill is survived by his two children, Katherine (Douglas) Perry of Gaines and Michael (Julie) Clark of Burton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Charlie), Jacquelyn, Julie (Jack), Jill (Chris), Austin, Emily (Austin); great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Tucker, Thea and Eloise. Bill is further survived by his brother, Larry (Marion) and many other dear family members and friends too numerous to list. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa and siblings, Phyllis Jo, Patricia, Robert and Pam.