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Glenn Earl Clark Sr.


1924 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Glenn Earl Clark Sr. Obituary
CMSGT Glenn E. Clark

(Retired)

BOSSIER CITY, LA - On December 31, 1924, Glenn Earl Clark, Sr. was born in Greenwood, KY to Barney O. & May Clark. Glenn passed away on October 1, 2011, at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home. Services will be at 1:30 pm on October 5, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Airline Drive in Bossier City. Officiating will be special friend Rev. Tommy Patton. Interment with full military honors will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery, Haughton, LA. Visitation will be October 4, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City, LA. Glenn retired after 27 years of service with the United States Air Force where he earned decorations and citations for Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars; American Theater Ribbon; American Defense Service Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star; WWII Victory Medal; Occupation Medal of Japan; Oak Leaf Cluster; and numerous other service awards. He was an instructor at the NCO Academy. He created and developed an organization for retired Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force and penned the first edition of "Chief Chat". He was a devoted patriot, wounded in combat, who loved and served his country. Subsequent to his military service he had successful businesses in antiques and as the owner and operator of Windsor Clock Shop in Bossier City for many years. He was fondly known by many as "The clock man".

He was previously an honorary Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Security Staff of the Governor of Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. He enjoyed and studied politics, and strongly promoted the Republican Party under which affiliation he ran for Louisiana State Representative in the early seventies. He was a mason, an ordained deacon for many years and a member of Waller Baptist Church. He was a Godly man, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who loved and served his family unconditionally.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; parents and four brothers. He is survived by his son, Glenn Earl Clark Jr. of Winterhaven, FL; daughter, Pamela C. Vick and husband Randy of Grand Prairie, TX; daughter, Carla C. Underwood and husband Lee of Benton, LA; five grandchildren, Cher Clark (Houston, TX), Sergeant Major Select John Clark Vick and wife Andrea (Washington DC), Sonja Wooley and husband Steven (London, England), Michelle France and husband Brian (Benton, LA), Dr. Trey Underwood and wife Jessica (Ruston, LA); eight great grandchildren, Cher Clark; Kelsie, Kylie, & Johnathan Vick; Creighton & Carlee France, Olivia and Gracelyn Underwood. He is also survived by his brother, J.E. Clark (Indianapolis, IN) and sister, LaVonne Ross (Strunk, KY). The family expresses its gratitude to Dr. Roy Fleniken and the staff of the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, Willis Knighton Health System, and Dr. Michael Sewell for their support and care.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2011
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