Kenneth “Ken” David Clark

Kenneth “Ken” David Clark, age 58, of Algoa, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022, surrounded by many members of his loving family. Ken was the devoted husband of Sherry Gavin Clark with whom he enjoyed thirty-four wonderful and fruitful years of marriage. They were married at a ceremony in West Bend, Wisconsin on April 9, 1988. Over the years, Ken and Sherry were blessed with seven children. Ken embraced fatherhood and understood that his children were his flock to shepherd. He was immensely proud of them all and looked forward to the birth of his fourth grandchild.

Ken was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on May 21, 1963. He graduated from Random Lake High School and later obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting at San Jacinto College. Ken built a local desktop publishing and advertising company. However, he found his true calling in public service and was honored to faithfully serve as the Galveston County Commissioner, Precinct 4 from his election in 1998 until his passing in 2022, at which time he was the county’s longest serving elected official.

During his tenure, Ken represented his constituents through multiple county, regional, and statewide board positions. He worked tirelessly on important issues including lowering taxes, improving transportation, and reducing flooding. Ken was committed to constituent service and prided himself on being available and solving problems for people in need. His passion and work ethic became well-known throughout the greater Houston area. Over the years, he also became a friend and mentor to others who took on the responsibilities of public service. Ken positively impacted the lives of people throughout Texas, including the many who knew him and counted him a friend, along with countless others who benefited from his efforts though never having met him.

Ken passionately loved his family and enjoyed annual family vacations to New Braunfels, road trips to visit extended family, Houston Astros games and the HLS&R. He ardently supported his children in their athletic, academic, and agricultural competitions and endeavors. In his free time, Ken enjoyed gardening, watching UFC, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. He had an extraordinary knack for horticulture and shared his gift with the Master Gardeners Association and anyone else who wanted to learn.

Through both the successes and shortcomings of life, though, Ken constantly reminded himself and others that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24. Ken’s unconditional love for his family, his relentless work, and his selfless dedication to his constituents were all testaments to his faith. He tirelessly sought to promote the welfare of others throughout his life, modeling what became his well-known campaign slogan — “Working for you.”

Ken is survived by his wife, Sherry, children Sarah, Charity Nelson and husband Joe with grandchildren, Joseph, Alexis, Gunnar, and Paisley, Israel and wife Sarah, Hannah, Samuel and wife Mollie, Rebekah Jones and husband Greyson, and Faith. His mother, Darlene, brothers Kevin, Mike and wife Heather, and Mark and wife RaDonna along with their families; numerous extended family members, friends, and constituents.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis, and his stepmother, Patrizia.

A public celebration to honor Ken’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Johnnie Orolfo Civic Center in League City.

A memorial fund in the name of Kenneth David Clark has been set up for medical and family expenses at Moody National Bank. Checks can be mailed to P.O Box 1684 League City, Texas 77574

4 comments

  1. Our condolences, and prayers for Sherry, children, mother, and brothers.
    It has been our privilege to call Ken a friend. We treasure the time spent with our families.
    Ken loved his wife dearly, and enjoyed visiting about his children. He liked a political discussion, or an intellectual conversation.
    Ken’s “Working for You” is complete, but will not be forgotten.
    Trey & Bonnie
    Schoellkopf

    F C “Trey” Schoellkopf
  2. Our deepest condolences to family and friends Mr.Ken was one of the kindness outgoing very caring person one could ever meet, he was huge help when I need advice and if he did not have the answer Mr.Ken always took the time to find it.Galveston County Lost the Best of the best but God only takes the best home he much needed life journey will now be forevermore in the Land of Promise with the Lord and forever in our hearts all the people who knew him will always remember the smile laugh and the sky blue eyes that his lovely daughter Sarah was blessed with again cannot say enough nice things about Mr.Ken and his family sending huge prayers big hugs and saying goodbye to our Mr.Ken an true oyster lover and inspiration to all of Galveston County Amen

    Johnny Lisa Raz Samantha Halili
  3. Our deepest condolences to his family. Sarah, thank you for the introduction. Ken was a great father/husband/friend/commissioner 💔. We will miss our conversations and are truly saddened by this loss.
    Jennifer & David
    Wurman

    Jennifer & David Wurman
  4. When I think of Ken 3 words come to mind
    Religion, Family and Community
    He will be missed and I would like to say Thank You for all that you have done and accomplished for our community.
    Thank you for your kindness to my family and making my mom feel like the Queen she thought she was.

    Annette Snow falks

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