Dwight Witt Clark M.D.
1934 - 2020
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Dwight Witt Clark, MD

Memphis - Dwight Witt Clark, MD was born in McKenzie, Tennessee in 1934, to Dwight Witt Clark, Sr and Mona Allen Clark. He lived an adventurous Life, including being a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and working on an assembly line in Detroit before getting a medical degree at the University of Tennessee and a cardiology fellowship at Emory University. He practiced cardiology at Methodist Hospital in Memphis for approximately 30 years, saving thousands of in the Mid-South area. Well known for personal brand of humor, he always engaged with others and brought frequent smiles. He was dedicated to cardiology, being a pioneer in the field throught his career. He was the first Doctor in Memphis to use a defibrillator, opened the first cath lad with outpatient angioplasty, opened the first calcium score facility in Memphis. After retiring he spent over ten years operating a cardiology clinic in China, being one of the few Western doctors to have a Chinese medical license.

When he wasn't working, he enjoyed spending time with his family watching Grizzly and Cardinal games and reading about everything. He made a huge impact on so many lives and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, his children Karen, Holly, and Dwight III; his grandchildren Katie; and his brother Robert and his wife Diana.

There will be a graveside service at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal from Sep. 26 to Sep. 29, 2020.
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September 30, 2020
He was a true pioneer in his fields of endeavors. He was always entertaining and had an astute mind.
James Porterfield
September 29, 2020
No words are adequate to express my personal and professional regard, respect for him. He was always a wonderful teacher, supporter for me. His presence is such a loss.
Jennie Wilkins
September 29, 2020
Dwight was a great friend and physician. A true innovator and taught me a lot about how to care for patients. I watched his children grow up and watched him as he continued to be dedicated to family, friends and patients.
George Flinn
September 28, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Staff of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery
September 28, 2020
I owe so much of what I know as a cardiac nurse to this gentleman today. Dr. Clark was the first person to make me feel welcome in the adult cath lab arena. He believed in me. He gave me an opportunity that resulted in lessons that would benefit me for a lifetime. Dr Clark imparted wisdom and knowledge, that far extended outside the medical arena. He cared for us, our whole person, our family and our team. I thank God for your pour into my life. Thank you Kathy for hosting us and our families on more than one occasion and lending your husband to us for the betterment of us all. Heaven has gained a general! One of whom we loved. May God surround you with his love and peace. Much love, Bernice and James Allen.
Bernice Allen
September 28, 2020
From all the nurses and staff in CCU over the years , Dr Clark will be remembered with fondness and respect. What a privilege to have worked with him.
Jan Callaway
September 27, 2020
I’ve missed you and thought of you often for many years. I will continue to miss you and think of you and the wonderful memories you brought to so many. I thank you as well for all you taught me, my mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and your family. God Bless, Peace In Heaven my friend, until we meet again.
Mechelle Jones Kay
September 27, 2020
Many of us so heartbroken. Thank you for everything that you taught us nurses about cardiology. I want to personally thank him for believing in me as a leader. What a great mentor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Clark, Karen, Holly, Dwight, Katie and the rest of the family. Rest In Peace, Dr. Clark
Maria Quiseng
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