Winterport- Lemuel “Marty” Martin Clark, 60, died unexpectedly on February 15, 2021, at his home. He was born February 10, 1961, in Bangor, the son of Joshua Martin Clark and Geraldine Ruth (Patterson) Clark.
MSgt (Ret) Lemuel “Marty” Martin Clark was a true patriot who loved God and his country. He began a twenty-one-year honorable and distinguished military career in 1983 with his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of his service as a Marine, he went on to serve both the Nation and the State of Maine, first in the Maine Army National Guard, and later transitioned to the Maine Air National Guard. His final sixteen years as a MAINEiac were serving initially in the 101st Security Forces Squadron, and then with the 101st Mission Support Flight, where he served as a Production Recruiter. He was later promoted to Recruiting Office Supervisor, the position he held until his retirement in 2005. He worked extensively with Maine youth in a variety of career-oriented programs, in high schools in the Northern two-thirds of Maine. He had a strong relationship with the Junior ROTC programs in several high schools and served as a counselor for Dirigo Boys State at Maine Maritime Academy. Marty knew the balance of being both an airman and a friend. People knew his character immediately with his greeting of a handshake and welcoming smile. He was well known and highly respected. He was a proud veteran with the utmost respect for the United States Flag and all those who served. His decorations included the Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (with one device), Army Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Marty was a humble man who had a kind and warm soul and was the light of the room. He enjoyed cooking for a crowd and was always ready for a lobster feed. Marty was a generous and loyal man, donating his time and resources to family and friends. His quick wit would make anyone smile. Around a campfire, he was known to be a great storyteller. Marty was enamored by his family and loved to share the joys of life with those around him.
Marty was a loving husband, brother, son, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, he will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
Marty is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly Ann Clark; and their children, Jessica and her husband, Steve, Andrew and significant other, Jerica, Julia and future husband, Ryan, and Joshua; sister, Stephanie Ruth Worster and her husband, Michael, and their children, Kayla and Chad; grandchildren, Connor, Carson, Simon, and Jonah is on the way.
He was predeceased by his father, Joshua Martin Clark, and mother, Geraldine Ruth (Patterson) Clark; uncle Stephen Clark and brother, Steven Joshua Clark.
Due to Covid-19, private funeral services may be conducted by survivors as desired. Interment at Clark Cemetery at a later date. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.