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Garland Clark

April 17, 1927 — May 9, 2015

Garland Ross Clark, 88 passed quietly away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home in Garland Texas; his wife of sixty-five years holding his hand. Garland was born April 17, 1927 to Garth and Lillie Clark in Halfway, Texas. Born Garland Ross, he would always be affectionately known as "George". George left high school at the end of the 11th grade and volunteered to service in the Merchant Marines on troop transport ships for 2 years during the final days of World War II. He then returned home and farmed the family farm with his Dad for several years. One day, George and his friend, Archie, agreed to go on a blind date. The two traveled all the way to the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock, where George met Sue Padon. George and Sue continued to date until she graduated from Texas Tech. They then married August 14, 1949 in Spade, Texas. George and Sue farmed some land around Olton, Texas before he was drafted to serve in the Korean Conflict. George served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army from 1952-1954. Upon his discharge from the Army, George and Sue moved back to the Panhandle and farmed the land he inherited from his father. George and Sue had two children; Rodger and Carla. When George retired from farming in 1993; he and Sue moved to Zapata, Texas to relax and fish at Falcon Lake. The couple then moved to San Angelo in 2005 and made their final move to Garland in April, 2015. George is preceded in death by his parents, Garth and Lillie Clark; brother, Edward "Sam" Clark and sister, Mildred Beasley. Those left to cherish his memory include Sue Clark, his beloved wife of 65 years; son Rodger Clark and his wife, Tamra; daughter, Carla Clark and her husband J.D. Caudle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held on Saturday,May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Lake Ridge Bible Church, 1020 Northwest Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75150 A private inurnment with full military honors at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is to take place at a later date.
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