Wesley Emory Clark

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Wesley Emory Clark, 59, was born April 26, 1958, to Roy Earl Clark and Margie Best Clark.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Clark Ragland.
He is survived by his parents; his loving wife, Meredith Carlson Clark; two daughters, Jordan Elizabeth Clark and Joanna Abigail Clark; a son, Nathan Philip Clark; a sister, Lee Ann Dimiceli, two nieces and a great nephew.
As the son of a Methodist minister, Wes grew up in many communities throughout central and western Kentucky. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and went on to graduate in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College. While there, he sang in the ensemble "Koinonia" and "The Wesleyan Singers." In addition, he was a member of the Order of Oak and Ivy. He taught middle school science in Bardstown while getting a master's degree in secondary education from Western Kentucky University. He continued studies at the University of Kentucky in administration and supervision.
His love for science fueled his passion for farming, which grew into breeding and raising beef and dairy cattle in Lebanon. He also grew tobacco and corn. He taught science at Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Morton Middle School and Dunbar High School.
After 30 years of teaching, he retired to full time farming and part time substitute teaching in Woodford and Fayette Counties. He also enjoyed working the yearling, racing and breeding stock sales at Keeneland.
His love for his Alma Mater was fulfilled during his tenure as president of the Kentucky Wesleyan Alumni Association.
Gifted with a beautiful bass voice, he sang in the choir at Centenary United Methodist Church and also at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, where he served on many church councils and taught Sunday school with his wife, Meredith, for seven years.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at First United Methodist Church, 200 West High St., Lexington. Burial will follow at Ryder Cemetery in Lebanon.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for the children. Checks payable to Meredith Clark for Children College Donation Account. Mail to Central Bank at 300 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Memorials may also be sent to First United Methodist Church, 200 West High Street, Lexington.
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Kerr Brothers Funeral Home
3421 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 223-3140
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Published in The Kentucky Standard on Sept. 8, 2017