Sunday, January 21, 2018

Duggars Mourn the Loss of a Friend

Three days ago, the Duggar family lost a dear friend. Clark Wilson went home to be with the Lord after a two-year battle with cancer. He--along with his wife, Denise--knew both the Duggars and the Bates.

As a contractor, Clark was quick to use his talents to serve others. He and his family of 11 helped the Duggars build their house more than 12 years ago, and they helped the Bates add onto their house in 2008. We know that Denise and the family would appreciate your prayers during this difficult time.

63 comments:

  1. RIP Clark. Prayers and hugs to the duggers and bates during this time.

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  2. prayers for the Clark family

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  3. God bless him. He was a wonderful man.

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  4. Praying! He seemed like a wonderful person.

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  5. sends my condolence and prayers for his beloved wife x family and friends

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  6. "Rest comes at length; though life be long and dreary, The day must dawn, and darksome night be past; Faith's journey ends in welcome to the weary, And heaven, the heart's true home, is ours at last!" ~ John MacDuff ~ Prayers for those left hehind with his passing, yet rejoicing Clark finished his course and is at home with the Lord. Safe at last!

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  7. My moma died on the 11th. Peace to the family.

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    1. Praying for you, in addition to Denise and the family, the Duggars, the Bates, and all who knew Clark or his family. <3

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    2. I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know your name but I'm praying for you!

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    3. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    4. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are comforted by memories of all the good times you shared together, and knowing how much she must have loved and been proud of you.

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  8. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Deepest sympathy to Denise and family and also to the Duggar's and the Bates Families. May God comfort you all!!!

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  9. Praying for all who loved him.

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  10. I'm so sad to hear this news. We met the Wilson family a couple of times at Fort Rock family camp and they were such nice people.Clark was very friendly and kind. We will be praying for their sweet family.

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  11. I will be praying for Clark's family. Lily and Ellie, this goes without saying, while we realize you post all points of view, this is not the time to allow negative and rude comments. Thanks ladies.

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  12. I’m so sorry to hear this. He also had a large family. Pray for the living, may they find peace and comfort. He was a sweet man on the air. A real good dad! Rip

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  13. Peace and blessings during this difficult time. God Bless the Wilson family

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  14. "God gave us our memories so we may have roses in December"
    (my favorite quote)
    May the Clark family hold dear the wonderful memories of their beloved.
    He did indeed appear to be a wonderful, loving man.
    Bless his wife and children.

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  15. What is the age range of his kids?

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  16. hope the duggars will support his family the way he did in showing them how to build stuff. they need to return the favor.

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    1. They probably will, but your comment was not necessary.

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  17. I am so sorry for yours and his families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.

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  18. So sorry for your loss. I remember watching the show when he helped with building the houses. Prayers to his family and friends.

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  19. So sorry for your loss, prayers.

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  20. So sorry to hear of the passing of this Godly man. From the Duggars show it was clear this was a caring, loving, God loving and fearing man. He was a witness to many. We will pray for his family and friends who are mourning his passing.

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  21. very sorry to hear. thank you for letting us know. i remember him from the shows

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  22. my condolence to everyone that knew him.

    I think he would Like his Funeral broadcast on either show since he was the help built the Duggar's house and the add-on addition to the bates house

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    1. A funeral is a private matter, I doubt his family wants it broadcasted for America to see.

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    2. I have watched private funerals online. Some funeral homes stream them these days, for out-of-town family and friends.

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  23. MY HEART IS WITH THE FAMILY, CLARK WAS A GREAT MAN, I REMEMBER, HOW HARD HE WORKED ON THE DUGGAR HOUSE, AND SO UNDERSTAND WHO U LOST, A REAL GOOD MAN!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Sympathy & prayers to the Wilson family. I remember Clark from 'Counting', a Godly, generous self-less man. Life is a vapor. Blessed wishes.

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  25. Blessings and comfort for all three families.

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  26. Prayers for the Wilson family during this time of loss.God bless you.

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  27. Such sad news. I used to follow the Wilson family’s blog, but they stopped posting to it not too long after Clark got sick. I’m very sorry to hear of his death, and hope it was peaceful, and that he was surrounded by his family when it happened.
    Love and condolences to the Wilson family, and to their community.

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  28. The Holy Spirit placed him on my heart a few days ago, and now I know why. I prayed then that God was healing him for the sake of his wife and children. Now I praise God that Clark is not suffering any longer on this earth, but he is home with God in Heaven. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen his family and friends in their grief.

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  29. Sorry for your loss and praying for the Wilson family.

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  30. My prayers and heartfelt sympathies to Denise and the family on the loss of their husband and father. Eileen

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  31. He's in God's loving care now. Were his children young? It is sad to see a parent leave us and a spouse to boot. Condolences to his family and to your family too for losing a friend. May God continue to hold all of you in the Palm of His Hand. Amen Amen Amen

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  32. I'm sorry for the loss of your good friend. Praying for God's peace and grace to cover his family during this really difficult time. May God bless you all.

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  33. I will be praying for the Wilson family, that Denise and her children will give each other strength through this difficult time...Jane

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  34. So sorry to read this sad news. I remember Mr. Clark on the show when they were building the big house. Prayers for his family and friends

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  35. So sad to hear, but I am so glad he is no longer suffering and is now in the presence of Jesus praising him for eternity!!

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  36. My Condolences and Prayers to his family and friends during this time of loss

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  37. I am praying for his family. I never saw him in person but in the episodes I remember him from he seemed so genuine and kind.

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  38. I found this GoFundMe that folks can give to in order to support the family. I imagine the finances will be tough for them moving forward. https://www.gofundme.com/anry5rek

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    1. I would hope the Duggars would step up and help their good friend's family. They alone could insure that family's financial comfort for years to come.

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    2. 9:31 your comment is really inappropriate. This isn't about whether the Duggars give or not. It would be wise to think before you comment!

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    3. They owe that man a lot, in more ways than one.

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    4. Anonymous 3:31,
      It is never wise to count another person’s, or family’s, money. Speculation aside, none of us know how much money the Duggars have, or how much they share with others. It’s no one’s business but theirs.

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  39. Doesn't this man have a wife and a lot of children? Why would God see fit to take him and leave that family without their husband and father?

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    1. Everything works together for good.... yes, even the sad and hard stuff. It’s not our job to question God, pray for strength and courage to move through this difficult time.

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    2. Yes, he does have a wife and several children. God’s plan was not for death and suffering and separation, but God gave us free will, and with that, sin and death and disease were able to enter the world. Thankfully we all have an opportunity to be with God for eternity, so although Clark’s family will miss him while they are separated here on earth, they still have the hope of spending eternity with God and their loved ones gone before.

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    3. That is a question we are allowed to ask God, but we may not ever know the answer this side of heaven. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Something that I have come to realize and find peace in is that God is God in all things, and I am not. I can trust that He is good, and hard times in life do not change that quality about Him.

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    4. I believe he had five adult sons and grandchildren.

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    5. I think we are all at the mercy of time, chance, and our own fallible human bodies. Life doesn't seem fair at times, but no one ever promised us it would be. My sincere condolenscences to the Wilson family.

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  40. Praying for all the loved ones!!:(

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  41. This man gave his expertise and valuable time from his own family to work for free at the Duggars house. The Duggars were always accepting of donations and free labor when their show started and pulled them out of poverty. And yes, they were in poverty. 16 people in a three bedroom house is poverty level per person.

    I certainly hope that Jimbob is giving back to his family above and beyond what Clark did for them years ago.

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    1. Remember, they didn't own that first house. It was the church's, on church-owned land. They had to move out because the house was going to be demolished. If Clark (and others) hadn't stepped in to help them get the new house finished, they would have been in quite a bind. So yes, there is a debt of gratitude there that can now be repaid in another helpful way, in that family's time of need.

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    2. Thanks to Lily and Ellie for posting my comment. I post here often and usually they don’t print for others to see. I am a Duggar fan. I started out watching their specials back when Clark was helping them build their house and I took some advice from Michelle as a mother and used it in my own young family at the time. Over the years and looking into The homeschooling and training that they adopted is what turned me off and made me a critic. I admired Their living debt free principle and wish I could adopt the same ideals. However over the years when Jimbob has never accounted for the TV money and how it is distributed amongst the children has bothered me when the Gosselins were hounded to no end of accounting for their TV money. EVerytime they filmed and the kids were mic’d Up for the show they are “working” the kids helped JB and M make what could be milllions of dollars for all we know but we don’t reallly see the fruits of that work. I don’t mean to put this under Clark’s thread, but he was a big part of their specials and gave his time and expertise to building the house they have.

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  42. Clark was a wonderful dad. I will never forget him.

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  43. Oh my goodness how sad for the Wilson family. What a sweet and selfless person he was to others. He left a wonderful legacy.

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  44. So sorry! Prayers for the Clark Duggar and Bates Family!😓

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  45. I remember watching both shows when Mr Wilson was part of those shows helping both families. I can still remember Kelly Jo Bates reaction when she was given the addition of her home as a Mother's Day gift. Mr Wilson appeared to be a wonderful man, a wonderful Christian and someone that lived the example that Christ set for us in helping others. My prayers and sympathy are with his family and all those who knew and loved him..

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