Clark Anthony Willett

Clark Willett

Clark Anthony Willett passed away on January 11, 2022 at the age of 76. He was the son of Arthur and Margaret Willett. Beloved husband of Judy Willett for 34 wonderful years; dear father and father-in-law of Matthew and Torrie Willett and  Melissa and Tim Margulis; loving PawPaw to Cheyenne and Reese Margulis; dear brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to so many.

Clark grew up outside of Paducah, Kentucky. He attended Brescia College and University of Albuquerque where he received his Master’s in French Education. After teaching at Gibault High School in Waterloo, Illinois he moved to Kansas City to work in food preparation at La Bonne Bouchee and Marriott hotels. He missed teaching and found a perfect fit at Parkway West Middle in St. Louis where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2000.

After retiring, Clark pursued his passion for photography. You could always find him with his camera around his neck taking pictures of nature scenes and then preparing those photos for art shows. Clark loved life and could talk easily to people wherever he went. His warmth and kindness were felt immediately. Clark’s skill of storytelling, especially about his childhood on the farm, was enjoyed by many. We all benefited from his cooking and baking. The Buche de Noels and his crepes were the best! Clark was always ready to travel and explore. He thoroughly enjoyed our family trips and reunions.

Clark and Judy got married in 1987 and had two wonderful children. He was very proud of them, watching and sharing in their accomplishments. He embraced Tim, Torrie, Cheyenne and Reese as they joined our family. One of his biggest joys was doing puzzles with Cheyenne at the dining room table.

Even as his Alzheimer’s disease progressed, his beautiful smile remained.

Graveside service with Live Stream access will be held at New Mt Sinai Cemetery on January 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Please visit for Live Stream details. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED.Memorial contributions may be made to Memory Care Home Solutions, Project Present or a charity of your choice. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE