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MICHAEL CLARK


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MICHAEL CLARK Obituary
May 9, 1944 - May 30, 2018 BETHANY Michael D. Clark, 74, passed away on May 30, 2018. He was born on May 9, 1944, in Odessa, TX to the late Royal and Ovada Rhodes Clark. He was a 1962 graduate of Duncan High School. Mike proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, through the Tet Offensive, in the United States Army and was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. On June 6, 1968, in Wichita Falls, TX, he married Billye Jo Hilderbrandt Clark. Mike was a veteran representative for the State of Oklahoma for 20 years. Over his lifetime, he established a number of businesses, including deArtes in Shepherd Mall and Bricktown Limo. He was always able to accomplish whatever he set his mind to. Mike was full of life and a force of nature. He had a zest for living and all the excitement that could be found. He thrived on constant chaos, which was usually of his own making. Mike had a great love of music, including Elvis and Bob Marley, and old cars and boats. He was proud of his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Travis Wayne Clark; and mother-in-law, Billie Ramsey. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo Clark, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Vincent & Elizabeth Clark, of Denver, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Chesnye & Chris Steward, of Sikeston, MO; brother, Roger Clark, of Canadian, TX; and his grandchildren, Clark Steward, BellaRuth Steward, Will Henry Steward, Leo Steward, MaemiePearl Steward, Ellen Clark and Hugh Clark. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Bill Merritt Funeral Service.
Published in The Oklahoman on June 5, 2018
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