SHALLOTTE, N.C. - Jack Ervin Clark, 91, of Calabash, N.C., formerly of Bradford, Pa., died unexpectantly on Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2015) at his residence.
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Born in Bradford on May 23, 1924, he was a son of the late William Bruce and Edna Gilbert Clark.
After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and fought in Gen. Patton's infantry during World War II and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. When he returned from the war, he worked for Walt Disney as an artist and then returned to Bradford, where he began a lifelong career heading the Art Department for Zippo Manufacturing Co. A master artist, he developed many designs for Zippo, including the Town and Country series. Upon his retirement from Zippo, he and his wife, Rose, moved to Calabash in 2002.
He was a member of the McKean Masonic Lodge, McKean, Pa., Zem Zem Shrine Club, where he was a member of the "Jesters," and was a member of the Calabash VFW.
Surviving are a son, John (Barbara) Clark of Shallotte; a daughter, Sherry Barnes of Blue Ridge, Ga.; grandchildren, Jason L. Barnes, Erin E. Chesebro, Jill Darley, Matthew Tolbert; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Jacob, Colin, Heath, Jack, Ireland, Brittany, Megan, Sydney Rose and Skylar.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta "Rose" Clark; two brothers, Bob and Howard Clark; and a sister, Donna Zandi.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 in the Foster Township Municipal Building, 1185 E. Main St., Bradford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the
at P.O. Drawer 490, New Bern, N.C. 28563.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC 28459
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4, 2015