Troy invested himself in his family.
Lloyd C. “Troy” Clark, 61, passed away peacefully on Monday (Jan. 11, 2021) at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville.
Mr. Clark was born on Aug. 16, 1959 in Tioga, Pa. to Gerald and Helen C. (Kear) Clark. He was a 1977 graduate of Whitesville Central School. Troy met his sweetheart at a high school dance in Whitesville. On September 27, 1980 he married the love of his life Connie L. Spencer, who survives.
Troy worked in several area businesses over the years, but finally settled at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville from where he recently retired.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Troy is survived by his daughter, Kelly Tilman of Andover; two granddaughters, Taylor Hunt and Brynne Hunt, both of Andover; a dear “adopted” daughter, Amanda Ballam of Andover; his best friend of many years, Bob Gruber of Andover; a sister-in-law, Kathy (Neil) Graves of Wellsville; a brother, Ron Clark of Rochester; a sister, Donna Conley of Hornell; a nephew Brad (Donna) Graves of Chicago, Ill.; five nieces, Amber (Adam) Kendig of S.C., Lona (Tony) Cook of Andover, Samantha (Jed) Sawyer of Wellsville, Lindsey (Tyson) McDonald of Okla., Haley Spencer (Adam Hebblethwaite) of Belmont; and many great nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tim Clark and Calvin Clark and a brother-in-law, Louie Spencer.
Troy was an avid hunter and had membership at both the Andover and the Whitesville Rod and Gun Clubs. He enjoyed participating in sports. His passion was flag football. He was instrumental in starting the flag football league in Wellsville in 1995; that league is still active today. He was a player in the league for many years and after that he stayed with the league as a referee. He enjoyed the sport and the camaraderie with all the players and fans. Troy also enjoyed slow-pitch softball and spent many nights under the lights at Tullar Field in Wellsville.
Troy invested himself in his family. He always attended Kelly’s events throughout her growing years and he held the tradition by never missing events that Taylor and Brynne were participating in. He was a caring person who was thoughtful of others. At the same time, he was a genuine person who felt comfortable saying things as he saw them. On a lighter side, Troy was thrilled when he would learn that “McRib is Back!”
Troy’s family is planning a Celebration of Life which will be held in the spring of 2021. Burial will take place in Valley Brook Cemetery in Andover. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.