SWEETSER, CLARK ALLEN, SR. (CAS) - age 93, passed away peacefully at home March 10. A loving role model for his family and friends, he lived life to the fullest. The son of the late Edward F. And Rose Sweetser, he was born in Mason City, Iowa, was a partner of Morton and Sweetser Architects, and co-founded the local chapter of Construction Specifications Institute. He is a combat veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of tech sergeant in the U.S. Army 78th Infantry Division, F Company 309. He was active in the community, serving as a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts, past president of the Y's Men's Club of Knoxville, and recently active in the YMCA's Silver Sneakers program and the Ancient Architects lunch group. He loved volunteering at the Angel Tree of Knoxville for many years. He was also an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Knoxville. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lola Pine Sweetser, with whom he was married 52 years. He is lovingly remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Susan Sweetser of Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Wayne Bruce of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Robbie Sweetser and Jenny Mercer of Asheville, NC; and daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Larry Pound of Walland; six grandchildren, Lisa Tarantino, David Bruce, Kristin Everling, and Helena Pound of Knoxville, Molly Mercer of Durham, NC, and Andy Sweetser of St. Louis, MO; and seven great grandchildren, Marissa, Michael and Christina Tarantino, and Alex, Elizabeth, Ella and Emma Everling; and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests that memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or by mail at 4899 Belfort Rd., Ste. 3, Jacksonville, FL, 32256, 904-296-7350. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. Please sign the online register for Mr. Sweetser at www.highlandmemorialparks.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Mar. 12 to Mar. 16, 2014