David Kerry Clark was born on December 28th, 1967 to Marion David Clark and Cheryl Ann Pokorny at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah. Dave died in Katy, …
David Kerry Clark was born on December 28th, 1967 to Marion David Clark and Cheryl Ann Pokorny at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah. Dave died in Katy, Texas on May 21st, 2021 leaving behind a large group of family and friends who celebrate gratefully his life and love.
David spent much of his young life in and around the Bay Area of Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. There he first met the love of his life, Cynthia Renee Lewandowski, in 1985 at a youth group picnic and married her in 1993. In their 28 years of marriage, Dave and Cindy opened their home and their hearts to adopt three children: Victor, Bruno, and Fiona.
David made a life out of opening his heart to all sorts of people. He became the Youth Minister at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake City in 1988. It was there he started his 30-plus year youth ministry career, putting his charming smile, hearty laugh, and boisterous fun presence to work for the Lord. Over three decades of retreats, lock-ins, and Life Nights, David helped move thousands of young people closer to Christ. A number of those kids became youth ministers themselves, moved by David’s influence.
David was truly great at moving people. He moved thousands of teens out of their chairs to praise and worship God, moved countless kids to dance and sing his signature “High Five the Lord!” song and, as a professional DJ, he moved people onto the dance floor with fluid mastery.
Dave was talented in all sorts of surprising ways. He could DJ your event and run a photo booth, karaoke, cotton candy, and snow cone machines simultaneously. He invented ingenious ways to make Jell-O in various forms for his signature and epic “Jello-rama” events. He could also silkscreen the t-shirts for your group. David was a one-man carnival when the occasion called for it.
David loved Diet Coke, tie-dyed t-shirts, overalls, and snickerdoodles. He was convivial and clever at dominoes and cards. He loved going to Las Vegas, tailgating for the Texans, and taking teens on mission trips to serve the poor. David was love and service and joy and fun personified with a broad whiskery smile and generous bear-paw hands. He will be missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Dave Clark Youth Missions Fund to continue David’s beloved mission trips for future teens. Contributions can be sent to Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, care of the Dave Clark Youth Missions Fund or via a link on the church website at https://www.epiphanycatholic.org.
There will be a visitation for David on Friday, June 4th starting at 5:00pm with a vigil and rosary at 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be offered at noon on Saturday, June 5th with a reception to follow. All events will be held at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy, Texas. Prudence regarding masks and social distancing are encouraged, especially for those who have yet to be vaccinated for Covid-19.