William L. "Bill" Clark

March 10, 1920May 23, 2012

William L. “Bill” Clark, 92, of Charlotte, died Wednesday, May 23, at CMC-Pineville.

He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, son of Harry Hayes Clark and Ruth Lambert Clark.

Bill was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Braden Clark. He is survived by daughter Patricia C. Haberstroh and husband, Charlie of Westport, CT; three sons, William L. Clark, Jr. and wife Sue of Smoke Rise, NJ, Hayes B. Clark and wife Clare of Westport, CT, Robert S. Clark and wife Debbie of Pineville, NC, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and by his dear friend, Marguerite Wittebort.

Bill was predeceased by his brother and two sisters.

Bill was graduated from Garden City HS, Garden City, NY and Lehigh University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1942 and then served as an officer in the US Army. Bill then began a professional career in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, serving in a variety of sales, marketing and management positions, retiring as a Group Vice President for Becton Dickinson. He resided in Darien, CT, Smoke Rise, NJ and Pinehurst, NC before living for the last 12 years at The Cypress in Charlotte.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter Church, 507 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 31. Interment will be private at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines.

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  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 31, 2012


  • Place of Rest

William L. "Bill" Clark

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Malcolm Dale

May 31, 2012

To Bobby Clark and the rest of family:
My name is Malcolm Dale, Jr. and I'm sure you remeber me from Hoyt St, Darien and then I visited you in Smoke Rise. After that I lost touch. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and I certainly remember your father and Patty babysitting for us and eveyone else. The only reason that I know is that I live in the Southern Pines, NC area and saw it in yesterday's Pilot. Bobby - my email is
Phone: 910-949-2543.