Leonard Clark died June 4, 2012
Leonard Ray Clark the son of Wayne G. Clark and Eugenia Clark was born
in Memphis, Tennessee on November 9, 1928 and passed away on Monday,
June 4, 2012 at Southridge Nursing and Rehab in Heber Springs at the
age of 83 years.
A resident of Heber Springs since 1972 moving here from Memphis,
Tennessee, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a
graduate of the University of Arkansas. Len was a businessman and
entrepreneur. His business interests included heavy equipment, mining,
cattle, banking, real estate, insurance, concrete, asphalt, waste
removal, equipment rental, manufacturing, construction and
development, technical colleges and many others.
Wherever the locale, around a campfire or in a fishing or hunting
lodge, or from his favorite place, his home overlooking Greer's Ferry
Lake, Len held court with his family, friends and visitors sharing
stories of his own adventures in sports and offering advice to those
who sought it (and to others who did not) regarding business and
Len loved his family, his children, grandchildren and his wife Marie
who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his
parents and his eldest son Michael Wayne Clark. He is survived by two
sons Leonard R. Clark, JR. of Jackson, Mississippi and Jimmy Clark and
wife Peggy of Heber Springs, his daughter in law Sharon G. Clark of
Conway, six grandchildren Leonard R. Clark III of Oxford, Mississippi,
Courtney Clark North and husband Aaron of Heber Springs, Jim Clark JR.
and wife Ashley of Conway, John Clark of Conway, Elizabeth Clark Scott
and husband Wes of Memphis, Tennessee and Sarah Clark of Conway and
one great grandson Clark Hoffman North of Heber Springs, besides other
relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Family Funeral
Service, 100 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs from 5:00 until 7:00
PM. Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the First
United Methodist Church in Heber Springs, 11th at Pine Street at 1:00
PM with interment following in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens , 8701
Hwy 110 West by Rev. Tommy Toombs.
Pallbearers will be Leonard R. Clark III, Aaron North, Jim Clark JR.,
John Clark, Wes Scott and Grant Hurst. Honorary pallbearers will be
Nelson Ladd, Jerry Pilkington, Happy Glover, Doug Nunnery, Larry
Brewer, Scott Lovett, Mark Dunn, and Thad Robichaux.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Christian Health Center
or Heber Springs Methodist Boys Home, 1342 Heber Springs Road South,
Heber Springs AR 72543.
Arrangements by Family Funeral Service, www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com