Joseph Lee Clark
May 6, 1929 – February 5, 2020
Joe Clark passed away Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in Charlotte, N.C. surrounded by family. Born, May 6, 1929 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Joseph D. Clark and Elsie Estes Clark.
He was raised in Raleigh, N.C. and graduated with a degree in business from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1951. He served with the Army from 1951 to 1953 in Korea.
Joe had a 33 year career in real estate with Robins and Weill, Inc. in Greensboro, N.C. as a Certified Property Manager. He was very active at the state and local levels. He served as President of the North Carolina Association of Realtors in 1989, as its Treasurer for 13 years and was named REALTOR of the Year in 1981.
Joe loved traveling, hiking, and his dogs. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He embraced the "art" of texting. If he couldn't be with his family, he enjoyed sending and receiving texts, especially those with photos.
He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Elder (Clay) and Diane Wallace (Richard); three grandchildren, Ricky Wallace, Sydney Elder, and Zane Elder; and first cousin, Howard Estes (Sue) and their daughter, Sissy. He is also survived by his companion, Micki Fisher, as well as two step-sons, Rick Whitfield and Arthur Whitfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Whitfield Clark, and his half-sister, Patricia McManus.
The family will have a private service in Charlotte. An interment service at St. Luke's Episcopal in Durham will be held at a later date.
For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider the Human Society of Charlotte or Friendship Trays of Mecklenburg County.
- Service will be Private for the Family
Joseph Lee Clark
February 10, 2020
So sorry to hear Joe's passing. I always enjoyed seeing Joe and Micki at the REALTOR functions and could see how much they enjoyed each other. Thoughts and prayers to Micki and Joe’s family. He was a very sweet man and one I know you were proud of him.
February 8, 2020
I met Joe and Micki at Brighten Gardens where Mickie would visit her brother. We would always talk and cut up about every Sunday. Joe ,my sister Donna ,Micki,Bud,and Laura would laugh together over all the jokes we would tell each other. Little did I know that last Sunday would be my last time seeing him. He was a nice funny man and I’m glad I got to know him. To Micki and all his family ,I am so sorry for your loss and I pray God will comfort you all as only he can do. In my deepest sympathy,Diane Turner and my sister Donna Butler