John "Duke" Clarke

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  • "Dear Sherri, Foster has been hospitalized for two weeks,..."
    - Margaret and Foster Madeley
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    - BETTYE COMEAUX
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John Marshall "Duke" Clarke, Junior, was born to John M. Clarke and Marjorie Jean Reed Clarke on July 16, 1943, in Long Beach, California. He was preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by Sherri, his wife of 46 years; John and Matt (Rachel), his sons; Amelia Wynn Clarke, his granddaughter; Emmanuel Duke Clarke and Isaiah Michael Clarke, his grandsons; his brother Reed (Patty) of Portland, Oregon; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Duke was a dedicated and loving husband, loving father and loyal friend to many. Duke graduated from St. Anthony's Catholic High School, Long Beach, CA, in 1961. His college career culminated with a bachelor's degree from Long Beach State University in 1965. He served his country dutifully in the US Army from September 1966 through September 1970. Duke received multiple decorations for his actions in Vietnam. Throughout his life, he was an avid golfer, surfer and enjoyed the outdoors. He began a successful career as a representative for his own business, Clarke Company. Duke was an admirer and collector of western art, appreciated vintage automobiles, watching horse races, and reading voraciously. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association and was generous in his support of charitable causes. He will be remembered fondly by most of those that knew him. Duke's celebration of life will begin at 2pm on February 15, 2016. It will be held on the family farm, Duke's favorite place, located at 101 R. Hales Road in Willis, Texas. The service will be conducted by Brent Parker of Woodforest Church of the Woodlands United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Texas. Light refreshments and great stories to follow. Please bring your own chair. A private interment at Houston National Cemetery, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Duke's name can be made to the Montgomery County Fair Scholarship Fund or in his memory to any . Those wishing to post tributes and memories to the family may do so at www.eickenhorstfuneral.com.


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