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Peter Reynolds Clarke

September 13, 1961 — August 31, 2017

Peter Reynolds Clarke, 55, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 31st, 2017, with his loving family near. He was born September 13, 1961 in Madison, Wisconsin to Margery S. (Nelson) and Jerome R. Clarke. He attended La Follette High School, class of 1980 and was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. At the time of his passing, Peter was a dedicated employee at Spirit Aero Systems in Tulsa and a member of the Aircraft Mechanic Fraternal Association UAW Local 592 chapter.

Peter met the love of his life, Janet Elaine (Barnes) Clarke in 2000. The two were wed on December 22, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a true Green Bay Packers, and Wisconsin Badgers fan. He enjoyed attending the Depot golfing tournament with his friends, spending time at the lake house and smoking meat, especially ribs and bologna. Peter would never pass up an opportunity to arm wrestle anyone willing, usually to the dismay of his opponent! His big heart made him loved by many and feared by few. His family and friends ALL have a funny Peter story that will live on in infamy. He would like them told often so you laugh please, and thank you. Peter was always ready for a good time, loved a good road trip, especially to Wisconsin to visit his sons and their families. Peter remained very close with his brother and sisters, most recently spending a week together with them and other family members, in the Gulf Shores of Alabama. Peter, we will always be thankful for that last trip to celebrate you.

Survivors include his loving wife and partner in crime, Janet Elaine Clarke; children he was very proud to be father of , Benjamin Clarke and wife, Katherine, Jonathon Clarke, and Matthew Clarke (Fiancé, Andrea); grandchildren that added a sparkle to his eyes, Jaden, Carter, Jonathon Jr., MaKenzi, and Trinity; siblings, Karen (Scott) Nelson of Middleton, WI. Who spent many hours with our brother as his personal cheering section, this woman is amazing! Jeffrey Clarke (Fiancé, Anne Smith) of Madison, WI, Heidi Clarke (Ben Bowman) of Madison, WI; loving Uncle, Edward Nelson of Madison, WI; stepchildren he truly loved, Natalie Choate and Austin Choate; sister-in-law, Deborah S. Keith (Jim) of Broken Arrow, OK; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey, Amy, Carson, Sarah, Amanda and husband, Harold and Barrett; beloved companion, Jackson the Chihuahua; and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margery, father Jerome, and step-father Al.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service and Cremation Care Centers. Family and friends may share memories or condolences, online at

“Fly high and watch over us all. You are the love of my life :)”

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