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Huey Donald "Don" Clark, age 90, of Cantonment, FL, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 17, 2013. He was born November 14, 1922 in Sale City, GA to the late Julius Clark and Julia M. Griner Clark.
Don received his AA Degree at Pensacola Junior College, his BA Degree at the University of West Florida and his Masters Degree at South Alabama. He served 31 years in the United States Navy which included service in World War II, the Korean conflict and Viet Nam conflict. He retired at the highest non-commissioned rank of Master Chief. He also retired from a teaching career at Ransom Middle School in Cantonment. Don enjoyed gardening, watching western movies and wood working. He loved his family and his church home at Olive Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mervin Clark; and sisters, Lee Savage, Jean Bultman and Nan McQuillan.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Charlene Clark; his son, Greg B. (Micaela) Clark of Cantonment, FL; his daughters, Janice P. (Dennis) Phillips of Monroe, LA and Marian Kay (Bill) Beardsley of Pace, FL; 8 grandchildren ; 6 great grandchildren; his brothers, Louie Max Clark and Robert Finn Clark, both of Athens, GA; his sisters, Valda Goss and Ann Taylor, both of Sale City, GA; a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10 AM at the Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Carter Autin, Jackson Autin, Gregory D. Clark, Mark Connolly, John Ferris, William Beardsley, Jaimie Autin, Bill Beardsley and Samuel Jones. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 AM until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ministry Village at Olive Baptist Church, 1836 Olive Road, Pensacola, FL 32514. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.easterngatememorial.com.
Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Sept. 19, 2013