- December 17, 1961 - July 18, 2012
- Attica, Indiana
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“I knew Dr.Clark for over 14 years and came to consider him a friend. He was such a sweet man and a wonderful doctor. My heart is heavy with grief,...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Van Dame - Lafayette, IN
“He will be missed~
2 of 51 | Posted by: Angie Young
“jim,i only knew you for a 2 months, and only by phone... However that should say something that I'm on here writing this right now. You were a kind...Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Ryan Morelli - San Luis Obispo, CA
“I am very sorry to hear about Dr. Clark's passing. I was his patient for the past four years, and I don't know what I would have done without his...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Stephanie Rose - Lafayette, IN
“I had dinner with Dr. Clark in Sioux Falls, SD at DC Mentors seminar. He inspired me by his vision for his chiropractic office even after 26 years of...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Dr. Julie Carleton - Fishers, IN
“I am deeply saddened at the loss of such a fine man, friend, doctor, and Christian. Jim was my doctor for over twenty years. He was always so kind...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Nancy Winningham - Lafayette, IN
“I never met Dr. Clark but wished I had. Our family will pray for you all as you transition into this new era of your lives. God's peace be upon you.
7 of 51 | Posted by: Ken Swaim, DC - Nampa, ID
“I only knew Dr. Clark for a short time, but my experience with him left me with a deep admiration for his commitment to his family & his chiropractic...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Danella Whittaker - Colleague
“I only just now learned of Dr. Clark's passing and my heart goes out to his family and friends. For many years I knew I could count on Dr. Clark for...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Rick Landrum - West Lafayette, IN
“"Doc" as we called him, was my employer for the past 5+ years, but also my chiropractor, brother-in-Christ and friend. He loved so much- God, his...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Margie Leer - Lafayette, IN
“Our first meeting with Dr. Clark was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend in 1990. Janice could not move with back pain. We called every...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Tom and Janice Brooks
“As a friend and patient I am terribly saddened at the loss of such a kind and compassionate man. He treated everyone to that contagious smile of his....Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Rita Shuster-Hughes - Lafayette, IN
“Dr. Clark was a true gentleman. Always ready to help and very caring. He was my doctor and my friend. Heaven has claimed another great one. Jim,...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Mick Gillen - Lafayette, IN
“Dr. Clark was always taken care of and always been so sweet with me and my family for 18 years now. We will miss him greatly.
14 of 51 | Posted by: Amber Martin - Lafayette, IN
“Nancy and I have been patients of Dr. Clark for many years, and we share in the sorrow of his passing from earth but we find comfort that he will be...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Kenton and Nancy Colby - IN
“What a great man this Dr. Clark. And a great friend. He excelled in his field of service. Orthopedic doctors respect him. He was excellent in his...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Tom Rankin - Lafayette, IN
“Dr.Clark, was my doctor for 13 yrs. He was very kind and was always willing to fit me in, whenever I had any issues. He cared so deeply about...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Donna Holt - Lafayette, IN
“I'll miss you, Uncle Jim. I will remember your love of animals and the outdoors, and your huge, happy laugh.
18 of 51 | Posted by: Lauren Murray - Lafayette, IN
“My heart aches for his family. What a special man we were all blessed to know.
19 of 51 | Posted by: Lori Miller - Lafayette, IN
“Jim's passing is a huge loss to the chiropractic community, but even more so to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. I remember him...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Dr. Mary Kriebel - West Lafayette, IN
“May God bless you Jim. I will always remember you as a kind, caring, and giving person. Peace be with you now and for all eternity. You will be...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Rick Baron - Decatur, IN
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Jim. May God give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace. Jim was a wonderful man and will...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Steve and Linda Gurnick - IN
“Debbie- I am so, so sorry to hear!!! I just heard and I ache for you! You are in my thoughts and please know you can call me any time.
23 of 51 | Posted by: Susan
“Over the years it has been a great pleasure and a delight to have known and interacted with Dr. Clark. The amount of people that he has helped,the...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Thomas S. Brodar, D.C., L.C.P. - IN
“My heart goes out to the family of Dr. Clark. I was shocked to see the news of Dr. Clark. I have been a patient of Dr, Clark for over 25 years and he...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Penny Smith - Lafayette, IN
“I remember Jim as the little brother of my best friend in high school. He had the same warm smile as a child that he had as an adult. I only saw...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Jan Duncan - Lafayette, IN
“Dr. Clark has been a tremendous Chiropractor and friend for 23 years. No doubt...he's in a better place! Some of the best memories I have were...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Brenda Sheets - Monticello, IN
“Words cannot begin to describe the emotions felt today as I heard the news. Dr Clark was so much more than just a chiropractor. He was always...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Karen Gilmore - Lafayette, IN
“My heart grieves for the loss of Dr. Clark. I have developed a deep respect for him and his family. Debbi, Lexie, and Meriah if there is anything you...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Tammy Lucas and family - IN
“I first met Dr. Clark in early to mid 90's. I went to him for a very bad back and always felt better after our session. During one of these sessions...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Matthew S. Knogge - Mulberry, IN
“My heart is broken with the passing of Dr. Clark. His kindness and love will be missed and my condolence, love and prayer go out to Debbie and the...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: ANDRE LUCAS - LAFAYETTE, IN
“Jim Clark was a great man and I will miss the way he would always greet me with a firm handshake and a big smile.
32 of 51 | Posted by: Gerry Murray - West Lafayette, IN
“Jim was a great neighbor. We will miss him and his ready smile.
33 of 51 | Posted by: Ron and Nancy Mills - Lowell, IN
“I only knew Dr Green for a short time. He was a great Dr. and enjoyed my visits with him! He will be missed and thoughts and prayers to his family!
34 of 51 | Posted by: Gayla Verhey - Attica, IN
“I am so saddened by the death of Dr. Clark. He was my doctor and friend for almost 25 years and I will miss him. My sincere condolances to his family.
35 of 51 | Posted by: Nancy Allen - Lafayette, IN
“Dr Clark was my chiropractor for 12 years. I am in shock to find out he is gone. I am so thankful to know he had a relationship with Jesus and will...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Becky Watson - Attica, IN
“Jim was born again Christian. He lovedd his work and Jesus. He will be greatly missed but be seen in Heaven again some day. God bless and comfort all...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Stephen D. Gifford - Lafayette, IN
“My sincere condolences to the family.
38 of 51 | Posted by: Mike Wheeldon - rensselaer, IN
“dr. clark has been my chiroprator for 25 yrs. he was a good man. I saw him when he married and then had a child. he ws so proud od his family. I was...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: betty fording - lafayette, IN
“Debbie , Lexi and Mariah, words cannot express the sadness I have for u all at this time..I do know the pain and I am so very sorry..I feel that God...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Stephanie joy - West terre haute, IN
“Debbie. I am crying and Praying for you. I kust went through the same thing Feb. 1st of this year and it is so harh. I am here for you. Love you...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Valorie Dunn - Rensselaer, IN
“Jim will be greatly missed he has always been such a good friend, neighbor, and doctor to me and my family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Craig Rater - Boswell, IN
“Sue, Linda, Debbie, Lexi, and Mariah---My prayers are with you in this time or sorrow. God be with all of you
43 of 51 | Posted by: Amy (Robbeloth) Matz - Oshkosh, WI
“Debbi- I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and bless you at this difficult time. Cheryl
44 of 51 | Posted by: Cheryl Wininger-Champagne - IN
“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jim's family and the staff at Clark Chiropractic. Rest in Peace Jim.
45 of 51 | Posted by: Janie Peters
“Sad news to hear of Jim's passing. Jim and I roomed together in the late 80s and always thought Jim was a great guy!!
46 of 51 | Posted by: Andy Rumph - Seymour, IN - friend
“Dr. Clark has been my friend and chiropractor for over15 years. I am so sadden to see this. He was to young to be taken from all those who loved him...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Jana Fitzgerald
“We are so sorry for the losses in your family. May god walk beside you all the way. God bless you
48 of 51 | Posted by: Becky & Bill - Lafayette, IN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, & employees of Dr. Clark. My mother is a secretary of yours and always spoke very highly of...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Brandon and Rachel Treece - IN
“Dr. Clark was my chiropractor and friend. He has been over 20 years. When I lost my husband 17 years ago, he was a counselor, supporter and helped...Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Heidi Brewer - Lafayette, IN
“So sorry about this loss. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to the family.
51 of 51 | Posted by: Jim & Amber Reeves - Williamsport, IN
CLARK, D. C., Dr. James – 50
Dr. James Allen "Jim" Clark, D. C., age 50, of Attica, IN, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Born December 17, 1961 in Rensselaer, IN, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Ethel P. (Pray) Clark. He graduated from Rensselaer Central High School in 1980, attended Purdue University for two years and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985. He owned Clark Chiropractic Care in Lafayette for nearly 26 years.
Dr. Clark married Debbi Green on May 14, 1994 in Lafayette and she survives. He attended the Attica Free Methodist Church. He was active in Martial Arts and studied Tai Jitsu at Bujinkan Dojo. He was also trained in Akido and Jui Jitsu. He was an outdoorsman and an open water diver.
Surviving with his wife are their two daughters, Lexie Clark and Meriah Green-Wright both at home and his three sisters, Linda Clark (husband, Patrick Blakesley) of Bristol, IN, Susan Clark of San Diego, CA, and Chris Murray of Battleground. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Gatlin Wright, his father-in-law, Dr. L. W. Green, and a nephew, Jon T. Green.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastors Don Whipple, Bobby Kirkley, and Jerry Badgley officiating. Burial to follow at West Point Cemetery. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com