Fred Clark(1938 - 2014)

Fred D. Clark, 75, of Mineral Wells passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. Service: (private) Will be in Alameda Cemetery in Eastland County. Fred was born May 30, 1938, in Gorman and was raised on a farm south of Blanket in Brown County. He attended Blanket High School and then graduated from Texas A&M University in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering, serving honorably as an officer in the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving with the National Security Agency soon after its founding. Fred completed a 30-year career at Texas Instruments in Dallas, working on the U.S. space program and a myriad of national defense systems programs. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Ann, moved to Mineral Wells, traveling around Texas in their fifth-wheel camper and working on genealogy. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Thomas Clark and Thelma Clark. Survivors: His wife of 53 years, Ann Clark; son, John Clark and wife, Karen; son, Jeff Clark; grandchildren, Raven Mariah Clark, Savannah Morgan Clark and Nicholas Dean Rambeau; and sisters, Peggy Bissett and Naomi Ruth Griffin.

Published in Star-Telegram on Mar. 26, 2014