Reverend David E. Clarkson, age 84 of Port Orchard, passed away November 30, 2013. A veteran of the Korean War, Reverend Clarkson graduated from the Conservative Theological Seminary in Denver, CO with a Master of Divinity. Throughout his long ministerial career, Reverend Clarkson lead congregations in Santa Barbara, CA and Aiea, HI, as well as in Bellingham and Gorst, WA. Additionally, he founded the Christian Counseling Service of Lynnwood, WA, held a chaplaincy with the Civil Air Patrol, and served as Assistant Director of the Operation Nightwatch ministry in downtown Seattle. He is survived by his son David J. Volkmar, daughter Cindy Clarkson, two grandchildren and many loving family members and friends. Reverend Clarkson graciously donated his pastoral library to the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas. A graveside service will be held at Bayview Cemetery on December 6, 2013 at 3 p.m. You may share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Dec. 5, 2013