Gerald Leon

June 16, 1936 ~ November 30, 2021

Born in: St. Joe , KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Gerald Leon Clark, 85, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. He was born June 16, 1936 in St. Joe, Kentucky to the late Durward John and Mary Helen Head Clark. Leon retired from Green River Steel after 30 years. He was a lifelong catholic and a loving father that worked hard for his family.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry, William, and Dennis Clark and his sister Elizabeth Mattingly.

Leon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Rumage Clark; his children, Jerry Clark, Vicky Clark, Gwyn (Bobby) Payne, Kim (Bill) Jones, and Philip Clark; his five grandchildren, Clint Morris, Mitchell Morris, Abbey Morris, Rachelle (Greg) Brown, and Ethan Jones; six great-grandchildren; brother, D.J. Clark; sisters, Joan Clark, Nancy (George) Walz, and Anna Lou (Vic) Bergevin; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be noon on Friday, December 3, 2021 at St. Stephen Cathedral. Visitation will be 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, December 3, 2021 at St. Stephen Cathedral. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mount Saint Joseph Ursulines or Passionist Monastery Building Fund.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Clark. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gerald Leon Clark and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 3, 2021 11:00 am - December 3, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: December 3, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I am so saddened by the loss of Uncle Leon. But oh what a celebration in heaven. Him always smiling and joking is a fond memory.
    He will be missed by all that knew him.
    May he rest in the loving arms of our Lord.

    Love to all.
    Judy and Rick.

  2. Sorry for your loss to all the Clark family. You are in my prayers.
    Love to all
    Mary Lou (Rumage) and Rick Wooldridge

  3. So Sorry to heard about Leon’s Passing. We have been friends for many years through the Antique farm machinery club. He was always such a great fellow to be around. I had lost track of him in recent years, but had thought about him many times. I know he will be sadly missed by many people. Rest in Peace Leon… God bless & Godspeed my Friend…

  4. The Clark Family, You have my condolences and you will be in my thoughts. The Clarks were wonderful neighbors to my family as well as my grandparents.

  5. Condolences for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be missed because he was a wonderful person.

  6. Gwyn,
    We are So very sorry to hear of your loss , May you find some comfort in such a difficult time ..We will be thinking of you and your family.

    Stephen and Diana Wilson

  7. Gwyn

    My thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this time. May you find comfort in the days ahead as you are surrounded by family and friends.

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