MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - Mike Clark, 55, of Mardela Springs died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in New York on March 16, 1957, he was the son of the late Ralph and Margaret Kelm Clark. Following high school, Mike served in the US Navy. He was the owner/operator of Hang-Rite Paper and Painting Co. for 10 years. Mike was a member of the American Legion Post 237 and the Vietnam Veterans Association. He enjoyed coaching softball and soccer for the Mardela Parks and Recreation, playing darts, drinking beer and assembling model wooden ships.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Clark; an uncle, Richard Erschen and his parents-in-law, Vaughn and Barbara Carey. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Clark of Mardela Springs; one daughter, Christina Cannon and her husband Tommy of Salisbury; step-grandson, Austin Cannon; "adopted" son, Doug Merrill; two brothers, Russel Clark and his wife Sandy and Chris Clark and his wife Carol; an uncle, Edward Clark and his wife June; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Cooper and Lisa Merrill; a brother-in-law, Vaughn Carey Jr. and his wife Stephanie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by special friends, David Cooper, Cliff Wirt and Joe Rhodes.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Holloway Funeral Home, P.A. in Salisbury. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial, with military honors will be held in the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 237, or Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website.