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Welcome to the memorial page forWilliam Michael Clark Jr.

February 6, 1971 ~ June 18, 2016 (age 45)

In Loving Memory

  • William Michael Clark Jr

Mike was an Army veteran who served in the 101st Airborne. He attended jump school, and even though he was afraid of heights, that fear was not going to stop him from doing what he wanted to do… jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Maybe it was the adrenaline rush and the feeling of being so alive at that moment that attracted him to such an extreme assignment. Maybe it was that same fear and adrenaline rush that lead him to open the doors of ABE.

Mike and Amanda built American Bank Equipment from scratch, out of the basement of their house. Their guidance made it into what it is today, a thriving business within our community that employs over 25 people. Mike always cared for us, the employees who worked for him. He made sure we understood that our customers were not just numbers on a spreadsheet. They were people, and we should always put ourselves in their shoes. What if it was you who opened that box? What if you spent your money on that ATM Machine? It’s then that we all began to see the same thing Mike did; we’re not just selling a product, but selling ourselves, an image, the ABE image. Going forward with Amanda, and in his memory, we will carry on his passion for ABE and this industry.

Gone but not forgotten: 2.6.71 – 6.18.16