In Loving Memory of

David Clark


On Monday, July 26, 2021, David Clark, cherished husband and father, passed away at the age of 54. David was born on October 28, 1966 in Flint, Michigan to Phillip and Carol (Kline) Clark. He graduated Gainesville High School in 1985 and went on to play one season of college football at Mount Union in Ohio. He returned home and went on to coach football at GHS and then attend the police academy graduating in 1988. He earned his AA from Santa Fe Community College. David had a 33-year career with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, looking to retire in 2023. On March 3, 2001, he married Lisa Christine LeRoy and raised three beautiful children. David was dedicated to his family first and then coaching. He coached youth lacrosse and high school football and lacrosse for Oak Hall School. He was also dedicated to his job, serving 17 years on the SWAT team for ACSO during his long career. David also enjoyed fishing, time on the water and spending time with his family and friends. David is survived by his wife, Lisa and children, Georgia, Audrey and Wesley, his parents Phillip and Carol and his sister Christine. A remembrance service will be held for David on August 7, 2021 at 10:00am at Green House Church. Masks will be required to attend the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation at or Oak Hall School Athletics at in the family’s name.

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  1. Joseph Armstrong at · Reply

    I worked with David for several years while serving in the Gainesville FBI office. I had a great deal of respect for David both as a law enforcement officer and a man. He was one of the good ones. May he rest in peace in Heaven. I pray that God will help his grieving loved ones through this difficult time.
    Joe Armstrong

  2. Kelly Family at · Reply

    Our hearts are filled with sadness. No words can express our most sincere condolences to the Clark family. Sending all our love and support!

  3. Butch Jones at · Reply

    I always enjoyed working with David , he was a man of honor and a person one could trust.Prayers are offered for he and his family may he Rest In Peace .????

  4. Tim Price at · Reply

    Miss you brother, our times and on the team together were fun. Also our trip to California for Force Science. We’re I became your chauffeur. Hard to believe a man in the shape you kept yourself in all your life was taken from your friends and family. Everyone was touched by your friendship, leadership abilities and sense of humor. Yes he had one and was always to good to see him laugh and smile even when stuff was unraveling. Gonna miss ya Dave. God Bless your family and friends we lost a good man.

  5. Joni Smith at · Reply

    Our hearts are broken for this sweet and loving family. We were fortunate to be able to get to know the Clark family through sporting events. Lisa, Georgia, Audrey, and my buddy Wes, I love you all and The Smith family is and will always be here for you!

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