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Alvin Clark


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Alvin Clark Obituary
Clark, Alvin
a long time Tolleson resident passed on Oct 27th at the age of 92. Alvin was born in Hollis, OK on November 2, 1923 to Bert and Lula Clark. Alvin served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in Germany. After the war ended he settled in Tolleson where he operated Clark's Chevron Station and met Doris Thrasher. They were married on June 20, 1947 and that loving relationship lasted 64 years until Doris passed in 2011. Alvin and Doris were always together, whether it was at work at their garage and service station or at play spending most weekends at Manzanita Speedway. Alvin was a member of the Tolleson Volunteer Fire Dept, served on the Elementary School Board and coached Little League Baseball. He was inducted into the Arizona Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris (Thrasher) and sister Edna Amerson. Alvin is survived by his brother Kelly Clark (Rita) son Larry Clark (Linda), two daughters Sandra Oliver (Ed) and Karen Ellis (Dave), four grandchildren Mike Oliver (Alisha), Kristi Selph (Jamie), Jeremy Sherman (Hether) and Crystal Merrifield (Lucas), and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday November 1, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Advantage Crystal Rose Funeral Home, 9155 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, AZ. Private, family only, Graveside Service will be Wednesday November 2, 2016 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Crystal Rose Funeral Home, Tolleson, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 30, 2016
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