In Memory of

Dennis 'Bear' Franklin Clark

October 12, 1970 - March 13, 2014
Dennis 'Bear' Franklin Clark, Jr. the son of Dennis, Sr. and Becky (Jones) Clark, was born October 12, 1970, in Memphis, TN. His childhood years were spent in Tennessee where he received his education and graduated from high school. In 1989, Dennis enlisted with the U.S. Navy. He served during operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield while on the U.S.S. Nimitz. He was honorably discharged in 1996. Following his service, Bear worked for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He then moved to Cherokee, IA, where he worked for Tyson Foods for two years, and most recently, had been employed at J.R. Roofing Company. Bear enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles. He will best be remembered for having a big heart, and his willingness to help anyone in need. On March 13, 2014, Bear passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA at the age of 43. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Clark, one brother, Patrick Clark, and grandparents Roy and Nona Clark. He is survived by his mother, Becky Clark of Memphis, TN; one sister, Amanda Clark of Memphis, TN; an uncle, Bill Clark, of Cherokee; two cousins, Kassie Miller of Marcus, IA, and Michelle Clark of California; an aunt and uncle, R.C. and Joy Colman of Arkansas; many other aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Gregg Johnson
Visitation will begin at 2 P.M. Saturday, until service time at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace" "The Old Rugged Cross" "I Hope You Dance"
At a later date.


Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I use to babysit Bear. I loved his smile and laugh. Even when he was in junior high, he would sit in my lap and put his head on my shoulder and try and go to sleep. Problem was, he was as big as I was or bigger. He was such he a cute kid. I am going to miss him so much.”
- Jody Hurt
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“RIP Bear! You will be missed ”
- Shawn Hughes
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sending prayers up for the Clark family. Bear was always a fun guy to be around. He always made me laugh. We had sum good times back in the day. RIP BEAR AND PATRICK”
- Shawn Hughes
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great friend.”
- Alicia and Marie Rollefson
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of a loss of Denny he was a good man my heartfelt sympathies to the Clark family”
- Jake D Van Roekel
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers and thoughts are with you.”
- Nita Stieneke
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Just wanna say we lost a wonderfull man way to soon”
- tracy ann van wechel
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