He was raised in Sonoma County, attending McNear, Valley Vista, Petaluma Junior and Senior High Schools.
He will be lovingly missed by his parents, Duane and Debbie Clarke; his aunts, Bridget McLeran and Gail (Steve) Wilkins; his cousins, Cristy, Candace, and Cody Cash; his stepbrother, Hudson (Lori) Clarke; as well as his father, Ricky Lamar Dee.
He lived his life like it was an adventure, and he endeared himself to all that knew him.
He was a waiter, sous chef, bartender, and DJ in establishments in Petaluma, San Francisco, Miami Beach and Manhattan.
A private family gathering will be held in Lake County, and a celebration of his life will be held for his friends in Petaluma during spring, his favorite season.
Donations can be made in his name, to your community's Boys and Girls Clubs of America here: https://secure2.convio.net/bgca/site/Donation2?df_id=4001&4001.donation=form1 .