David E. Clarke, Sr.
OPELOUSAS - Funeral services for Mr. David E. Clarke, Sr. will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park. Rev. Perry Hubbs will officiate the services.
David was a native of Cold Springs, Texas, and long-time resident of Opelousas, LA. He passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Opelousas General Health System at the age of 85. He was a Surveyor in Oil Exploration for many years. He was a U. S. Army
Air Corp Veteran who proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy (Brig. Gen. J. J. Alfred A. Mouton Camp #778 of Opelousas) and American Legion Post 0401. He was an avid collector of Civil War memorabilia. As a pastime, he would enjoy fishing with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include two sons: David E. Clarke, Jr. and wife, Carolyn of Byram, MS; and Dale Dean Clarke and wife, Debbie of Cape Girardeau, MO; one sister, Mary Clarke DeShazo of Thousand Oaks, CA; two brothers-in-law, J. V. Richard of Port Barre; and Lawrence Noel and wife, Jean of Prairie Ronde; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Lena Woodson of Opelousas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Noel Clarke; his parents, Razz Tom Clarke and Mable Williamson Clarke; and one brother, Tom Wallace Clarke.
Visiting hours will be observed in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.