John Allen Clark Jr.
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Holden - John Allen Clark Jr, 73, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Bangor. He was born December 7, 1945, to John Sr. and Thursea (Gove) Clark, of Machias.
John is survived by his mother, Thursea; brother, Roger; sister, Sharon; wife, Bonita; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and wife, Tiphanie, and Jeffrey and wife, Erica; grandchildren, Dustin, Toni, Michaela and Spencer; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Kyln and Weslynn; and an extensive family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
John was predeceased by his father, John Sr.
John married Bonita Sweet, of Holden, in 1969. John was not afraid of hard work, helping others, giving to his community and never asking for anything in return. Before retiring from New England Telephone and Telegraph, and the Maine Army National Guard, on his off time you would find John serving as a Lieutenant with the Holden Volunteer Fire Department, or as a Deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. After retirement John couldn't be tied down, he drove truck for Bluebird Ranch, school bus for S.A.D. 63, and finally settled into the seat of his trusty John Deere tractor doing work for anyone and everyone that asked, as well as being active in his congregation at the East Eddington Community Church and Crossroads Christian Camp.
As a veteran, John was active in veteran activities and groups, and was always the first to stand up for veterans' rights. The thing he took the most pride in, aside from his family, was being a part of the Holden Veterans' Memorial, and the Wreaths Across America, "Remember - Honor - Teach," program, and placing Christmas wreaths on Veterans' graves in Holden.
Aside from all of this, John was most fond of and had nothing but the utmost love, respect, and admiration for his wife, Bonnie. Their conversations usually ended with him saying with a deep sigh, "Yes Deah," in nothing but a heartfelt and loving manner. His sons, grandsons, granddaughter, great-grandsons, and great-granddaughter were especially the light of his days.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5 -7 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversations and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., following the service.
Those wishing to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Crossroads Christian Camp, P.O. Box 185 Eddington, ME 04428. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on November 15, 2019


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Jim Bligh
Dec 05, 2019
Went to Brewer High with John (class of 65) and lived near him. We hung around a lot back then and had many good times. I lost touch and am sad to learn of his passing and wish for nothing but the best for his family.
Nov 29, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of John Allen Clark Jr..  Send flowers
Larry Davis / Connie Moores
Nov 22, 2019
We just found out about John. We are so sorry for you and your families loss. We both thought the world of you and John. We will miss him a lot. If you need anything please call us.
Michael Carter
Nov 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sat with John at Donnie and Helen Hatt funeral May2019. Gave me great advice in Presque Isle 1973, that served me well. Darn good guy and good friend. Was a bit ahead of me at New England Telephone.Love and lots of hugs for the family
david savage
Nov 18, 2019
Bonnie,Michael and Jeffrey so sad for your loss John was a life long friend and I will miss him very much he was one great and caring person I know that he is looking down and smiling at us. Rest in peace John.
Nov 18, 2019
I am so Heartbroken.
John, I am hoping you spend all your time up there on that ol' John Deere we talked so much about. Rest Easy xo

Bonnie, my heart aches for you. So sorry for your familys loss.
Daryl Frye
Nov 18, 2019
John was always there to lend a helping hand and for a cup of coffee. He will surely be missed. My thoughts are with you Bonnie and family.
Myra Rosselot
Nov 18, 2019
So, so sorry to hear of John's passing. Know that I think of you daily and wishing you peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Love you. (((Hugs)))
The Baxter Family
Nov 18, 2019
We're very sorry for your loss and send love and prayers to all of you.
Laura Teisl
Nov 17, 2019
I am so sorry Bonnie. John was a dear man and an exceptional person.
Above all else he was kind. I will miss him very much.
Rodney L. Hanscom
Nov 17, 2019
A fine gentleman, generous with his time and commitment to our community, and remembered as a quietly proud classmate of the Brewer High School class of '65.