Gaylord "Jack" Clark, 85, of Coloma, MI, passed away Friday, Dec 16 at his residence.

Jack was born October 22, 1931 in Durand, MI to Alfred and Reva (Allen) Clark. He and Carmel Malone were married on June 26, 1954. The couple moved to southwest Michigan in 1964 whereupon Jack and Carmel purchased Custom Built Brush Company in Watervliet from her parents. After 52 years, the company remains a family-owned business run by their son, Jack, and daughter, Cindy. Jack had a love for animals, especially dogs. He was someone who was always willing to help others.

Jack is survived by his wife Carmel; two sons, Jack (Denise) Clark of St. Joseph and James (Paula) Clark of Charlottesville, Va.; his daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" (Richard "Skip") Utter of St. Joseph; his sister Jean Buckner of Battle Creek; and seven grandchildren: Johnathan, David, Joshua, Adam, and Zach Clark and Justin and Lucas Utter. The family would like to thank Lisa Quiroz, Erin Wojcik, and others who helped serve as caregivers for Jack over the years.