Eric Lyn Clark

Eric Lyn Clark

Eric Lyn Clark died a tragic death on November 11, 2020, after a long battle with mental illness.

Eric was born July 10, 1968, the son of Roy Lee Clark and Shirley Cooley Clark. He is survived by one son, Dustin Lyn Clark (Frances) of Frederick, MD; two brothers, Pastor Steven Lee Clark of Branchburg, NJ, Brian K. Clark of Corning, NY and a nephew, Christopher S. Clark.

Eric graduated in 1987 from James Wood High School, and in 1984 was awarded the Honor Medal for lifesaving, considered the rarest Boy Scout Award. His story was featured in Boys Life Magazine.

His family has suffered a tragic loss and loves him dearly.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 10:00 AM in Shenandoah Memorial Park, with Pastor Steven Clark officiating.

Friends may leave condolences on the website.

Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I want to say thank you for speaking openly about Eric's struggle with mental illness. Talking about mental illness is the only way we can ever hope to eliminate the stigma that surrounds it. I have a diagnosed mental illness and I tell my story to various groups and organizations with the objective of increasing the dialogue about this subject of vital importance. I wish you peace and comfort in the memories of your loved one, Eric. May he Rest In Peace.

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