Roger Scott Clark, 74, died December 1, 2021 in the ICU at Southampton Hospital after contracting non-Covid bacterial pneumonia that ravaged his lungs.
Scott was born on October 13, 1947 in Bluefield, Virginia, to Dan and Grace Moore Clark. He was the youngest of five siblings and moved to Coshocton, Ohio, to live with his sister Jean Clark Lutz after the death of his parents. He was athletic and excelled in football, playing in local youth leagues and later at Coshocton High School, where he was a linebacker and served as co-captain, graduating in 1966. He later attended the University of Buffalo where he again played linebacker and was team co-captain.
He returned to Coshocton in 1970, owning a variety of local small businesses through the years. In 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan Sherry, whose grandmother, Helen Sherry, lived in Southampton, NY. They eventually moved there to reside in the family home, a c1890s farmhouse located on 2 acres in the Village. Scott took pride in maintaining the house and especially the lawn, flowers and grounds. He used the skills that he learned to assist other homeowners in doing the same.
Scott was a car enthusiast and owned several special cars, including a 1970 Mercedes 280SL and later a silver 2002 Mercedes SLK32 AMG convertible that he called “Sweetie Pie”. He relaxed by washing and detailing the cars himself, then taking them for a spin. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed football and baseball games, especially the NY Mets. He could be found watching Jeopardy every night at 7 PM.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Susan Sherry Clark, along with two special nieces who were like sisters to him: Patty (Joey) Grahl of Charlotte, NC and Pam (Lloyd) Crowe of Bonita Springs, Florida, along with their children Joshua (Elia) Grahl, Katie Grahl, Emily Crowe and Aaron Crowe. Also, nephew Ted (Mary) Clark and niece Terri (Jeff) Cook, daughter Sarah, all of Indiana; nephew Linzy (Donna) Clark II and son Linzy III (Lisa) of Florida. In addition, his brother-in law, Jay (Linda) Sherry and daughter Dana of Brooklyn.
Scott was predeceased by his parents, four siblings, John, Ted, Jean, Linzy I and great-niece Michelle Crowe.
His funeral will be held Saturday December 11, 2021 at O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton. Visiting hours are from 10-12 with a short prayer service at noon, followed by burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.