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07/15/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Roy Clark

Roy Edward Clark
(02 July 1918 - 13 July 2009)

Chapel Hill High School Class of @ 1935

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,    

   There is sad news this Wednesday morning.      Roy Clark, father of      Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA and    Peyton Clark ('68) of NC, passed away in Durham, North Carolina on Monday, July 13, 2009 just eleven days after his 91st birthday. He is survived by his second wife, Alene Williams Clark, mother of Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA and     Sandi Williams Patrick ('64) of VA.

   I was personally very sorry to read this.  I remember Mr. Clark as a frequent visitor to Magruder School back when we were children.  He always seemed to beam with pride in his sons - as well he should.  My sincerest sympathies to Chip and Peyton and their loved ones at this time.

From the Daily Press - 07/15/09:  

           Roy E. Clark

    DURHAM, N.C. - Roy Edward Clark, 91, passed away July 13, in Durham, NC.

He was born in Durham on July 2, 1918; his family later moved to Chapel Hill, where he attended Chapel Hill High School. After graduation from the University of North Carolina in 1940, he moved to Newport News and worked at the Shipyard. During World War II he served as a radio operator in the Merchant Marines and was awarded both the Atlantic War Zone Bar and the Combat Bar with 1 star.

After the war he joined the real estate firm of Hundley and Applewhite, later establishing his own real estate company. He served the state of Virginia as a parole officer for two years, then returned to the field of real estate through Civil Service as the Family Housing Officer for Fort Monroe. When the Army Recruiting Command needed someone to help coordinate the recruitment offices for all the branches of service nationwide, they chose Roy. He then established and managed the Housing Office at Langley AFB until his retirement.
Roy E. Clark

He served as President of the Peninsula Junior Chamber of Commerce (now the Hampton Roads Jaycees) in 1949-50 and under his tenure they helped win the vote among all the Peninsula municipalities to construct Patrick Henry Airport. He also served as President of the Gem & Mineral Society of the VA Peninsula, also nationally as President of the Eastern Federation of the Mineralogical and Lapidary Society.

In 1944 he married Elizabeth Vernon Davis of Newport News, who preceded him in death in 1977. They had two sons, Roy E. Clark Jr. of Arlington, Va., and Peyton W. Clark of Apex, N.C.; three grandchildren, Eric Clark of Madison, Wis., Jillian Clark attending UNC-Greensboro, and Jessica Clark, who will be attending Hollins University in the fall. He is survived by his second wife, Alene Williams Clark of Newport News.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

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Published in the Daily Press from 7/15 to 7/16/2009.
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July 15, 2009

Dear Clark Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Clark was a wonderful man with a good personality. We enjoyed delivering Meals-on-Wheels to him. God bless you,
Wayne and Mary Long
~ Wayne and Mary Long, Newport News, Virginia

July 15, 2009

Chip and Family,
I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. All are in my prayers at this time of sorrow.

~ Linda May '66

July 16, 2009

Chip & Family,

I was sad to hear of your loss. You and the family are in my prayers.

Steve Burns '65
~ Steve Burns, Saint Paul, Minnesota



   Again, our deepest condolences are extended to Chip and Peyton and their family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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