A former Zanesville Police Captain was laid to rest at Mount Olive Cemetery this afternoon.
William Clark was 82 years old and recently lost his battle to a brief illness. Chief of the Zanesville Police Department, Kenneth Miller, has known Clark since 1980. Miller says that the work Clark carried out while working with the police, made him an important member of the community.
"Well I think he is important to the community because he did give 24 years of his life to the police department, serving the Community of Zanesville."
Clark served in the United States Army, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Zane Lodge #5. He also did a lot of traveling. Williams daughter, Janis Clark, says she feels he will be remembered by his no nonsense personality.
"I think he’ll be remembered as a no nonsense man. He was very to the point, you never had to wonder about what he meant or what he said or what he wanted you to do. He was a very no nonsense person. He was tough but fair, and I think thats the way he’ll be remembered."
Clark was buried with full military honors. He passed away Sunday, July 20 and is survived by his three children, Jackie, John and Janice, his three grandchildren and special companion of many years, Bernadetta Hutchison.