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POQUOSON - Arthur Clark, 77 Arthur Robert Clark Jr. passed away on January 1, 2015 at home with his son Andrew Clark, daughter Julie McAfee, son-in-law Kevin McAfee, and companion, Grace Simone by his side. He was born on May 24, 1937 in Richmond, VA to Arthur and Doris Clark. He is also survived by his son Michael C. Clark of Front Royal, 5 grandsons, Tim, Dan, Zackary, Matthew Clark, and Kevin "KJ" McAfee; three granddaughters, Maya, Alexandra, and Alivia McAfee; three brothers, Stanley (Mary) of Wilkesboro, N.C., Keith (Kathie) of Springfield, and Raleigh (Sherry) Clark of Smithfield; one sister, Doris (Fred) Armentrout of Fredericksburg, niece Paula Batten of Windsor, VA, and many more nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former spouses Betty (Phil) Bentz and Donna Clark. Art was preceded in death by his father Arthur Clark Sr., his mother Doris Clark, his sister Nancy Hansen, two brothers Paul and Harold Clark, three sons, Michael Robert, Arthur III, and Patrick Clark, two nieces, Sala Clark and Karen Dullaghan, and one nephew, Kenneth Clark Art was raised in Fox Hill, VA and attended Hampton High School. He served 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1969 he purchased Merchants International, a household goods and freight forwarding company. He sold the company in 1979 and began working for District Containerized Express in 1981 where he served as President for the next 8 years. For over 37 years he served as a project manager for various government and corporate re-locations. Most notable relocation projects included a U.S. President, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Mine Warfare Life Cycle Management Division, Coastal Systems Station, and the National Archives. Art loved to entertain at home or at any social gathering. His friends and family enjoyed not only his cooking, but his great sense of humor and kindness. He loved to travel and he visited many places around the world throughout his life, for both business and pleasure. He enjoyed fishing on his boat with his family and friends. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Services will be held on Sunday January 18th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m at Benns United Methodist Church, located at 14571 Benns Church Boulevard, Smithfield, VA 23430. Memorial contributions may be made to Benns Church or the Wounded Warriors Project.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 11, 2015
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