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Services for Harry Clark age 96, of Palestine will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Rev. Jack Chelf officiating. A private burial at Roselawn Park will be held after the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.
Mr. Clark passed away Friday at Cartmell Home for Aged. He was born July 26, 1920 in Texarkana, Texas to Harry Edwin Clark and Pearl Arnold Clark Glover. Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA degree, and immediately went into the service during WWII. He served in the Air Force and was a bombardier on B-24 heavy bombers. He flew 40 combat missions in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, air medal with 6 oak leaf clusters, the Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.
He married Nona Britt in 1945 and began working for Hassell & Foster Funeral Home in 1949. Except for an 18 month period in which he was recalled into the service during the Korean War he was employed with the funeral home for 58 years. Mr. Clark was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palestine where he served in the choir for many years.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 66 years Nona Britt Clark. He is survived by his sons, Harry Edwin Clark II and wife Nancy of Palestine, Ben Alan Clark and wife Vicki of Tyler and Stephen Mark Clark of Colorado, grandchildren Harry Clark III of Los Angles, David Clark and wife Misty of Edmond, OK., Dr. Brian Clark of Austin and Staci Clark of Tyler, great grandchildren, Caroline and Tyler Clark of Edmond, OK, and Darbi and Finnley Clark of Tyler.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com
Published on January 9, 2017
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