Charles G. Clark
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Rutherfordton / Candler - Charles Gorman "Bud" Clark, age 84, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Kings Mountain Hospice.
A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Gorman and Lillie Anders Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Jean Clark, who died in 2001; one brother, Doyle Clark; and one sister, Louise Israel. Bud's passion in life was farming and raising Black Angus cattle. His true loves were his family and friends. Bud was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and was a United States Navy veteran having served in the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1955 on battleship Iowa.
He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Poe and her husband, Harold, of Shelby; one son, Jeff Clark and his wife, Karen, of Rutherfordton; three sisters, Vergie Williams, Gladys Wilson, and Melita Burnette, all of Candler; a special friend, Jeanice Laughter; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Clark and his wife, Bethany and Jason Clark.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Reverend Phillip Park officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel of Faith.
Memorials may be made to Kings Mountain Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 26, 2013