Ronald Linwood Clark Jr.

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Ronald Linwood Clark, Jr. was born May 3, 1952 in New Bern, North Carolina to Mary Gibbs Mitchell Clark and Ronald Linwood Clark. He passed away February 24, 2018 at the age of 65 in Lee County, Alabama.
Ron finished New Bern High School in 1971. While attending school he worked in Greenville, North Carolina as a police officer, earning his associates in Applied Science-Criminal Justice , Pitt Community College, Greenville, North Carolina, 1974; Bachelor of Science, North Carolina Wesleyan, Rocky Mount, North Carolina,1979. He attended the Virginia School of Polygraph receiving Certification in 1979. He was President and CEO of his own business, Tidewater Security and Polygraph Services, Greenville, North Carolina (1979-1993). During this time period he was a licensed polygraph examiner in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia and a licensed private investigator in North Carolina. He personally conducted over 15,000 polygraphs. He served as an officer of the American Polygraph Association and is a former member of the American Polygraph Association; North Carolina Polygraph Association; Virginia Polygraph Association; South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners, North Carolina Polygraph Association; and the International Polygraph Association. While owning and operating his company he still managed to find the time to earn a M. S. in Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina (1993), traveling between Greenville, North Carolina to Durham to attend class.
In 1993 he and his former wife moved to Montgomery, Alabama where he attended Jones Law School, earning a Juris Doctorate (1996). He was a practicing member of the Alabama State Bar Association (2000-2018). Since 2009 he practiced predominantly in Chambers County, Alabama. He enjoyed the practice of criminal law and of late he had a special heart and focus for children as a guardian ad litem.
Up until this recent illness Ron was actively involved as a member of Farmville Baptist Church, Auburn, Alabama and a member of the Chambers County Bar Association.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Farrar Clark and son, Taylor Mitchell Stokes Clark, Auburn, Alabama; much loved nephew and nieces, James Murray (Cris) Parsberg, Germany, Jenny Murray Swain (Tommy), Bridgeton, North Carolina, and Sharon Murray Turner (Dave) Yorktown, Virginia,; numerous nieces and nephews in Italy and the United States; maternal Uncle, F. G. Mitchell, Marietta, Georgia; as well as numerous cousins. Also surviving is his former brother-in-law, Les Poudre (Rosalie) Virginia Beach, Virginia; step-son, Miles Bugg, Auburn, Alabama; Step-daughter, Mary Beth Bugg (Eric Sayre), Auburn, Alabama; grandson, Cooper Sayre, Auburn, Alabama; and his closest friend, confidant and colleague, the Honorable Sam M. Ingram, Montgomery, Alabama. He was predeceased by both parents and sister, Ronelle Clark Poudre.
A Graveside memorial will be held at a later date in New Bern, North Carolina.
In lieu of Flowers contributions can be made in his memory by supporting the Humane Society or Pet Rescue of your choice; or a special interest of his, the Keeping Family Connections (CASA) 1234 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Auburn, Alabama.
Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Alabama in LaFayette, Alabama is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2018
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