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CHARLOTTE - David Cole Clark, 83, went to be with the Lord on Friday June 7, 2013, departing this life peacefully and comfortably with his family by his side. David was a native of Belmont and the son of Charlie C. Clark and Mary Mena Cole Clark, born Dec. 29, 1929.
After graduating from high school, he entered the Navy, serving in the Korean War on the USS Piedmont. When he returned, he had a successful ca-reer at DoAll Machine Company, serving as vice president and general manager of the Carolinas Division.
After leaving DoAll, he started his own busi-ness as a salesman for machine tools.
Throughout his life, he was an avid collector of Indian arrowheads and artifacts around this area, followed by old store antiques.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, being outside, scrounging for antiques to sell on his annual trip to Hillsville, Va.
David is preceded in death by his mother; father; and 10 brothers and sisters.
David is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pauline Patterson Clark; three daughters, Felicia Clark-Peaseley and husband, Bob, Marcia Clark Henderson, and Rachel Clark Howell and husband, Chris; seven grandchildren, Matthew Henderson, Robert Peaseley, Melissa Peaseley, Krista Henderson, Brittany Howell, Brandon McKee and Marshall Howell; his brother, C. Robert Clark and wife, Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, from at McEwen Funeral Home in Pineville.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Steele Creek Presbyterian with graveside service immediately after.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Capital Fund, 7407 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Lacouture and staff for years of excellence care, the members of Fire Station 38, the staff at CMC-Pineville, Care Haven, and Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte also for their excellence services.
Condolences can be made at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette from June 8 to June 10, 2013