OBITUARY

Curtis O. Clark

July 20, 1938April 29, 2021
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tis Ollie Clark, 82, of Bossier City, passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2021. Curtis was born in Monroe, LA, to Willie Mae “Billie” and Curtis Wharton Clark on July 20, 1938.

Curtis was raised in Bossier Parish and after graduating from Bossier High School in 1956, he then joined the Army National Guard where he attended MP School. After discharge, he married Nancy Foreman in 1958 and had 2 sons. He married Dorothy “Dot” Coffey in 1966 and had 1 daughter.

Curtis was born to be a cattleman and a horseman. It had been in his bloodline for many generations. He was happiest when he was with his cattle and horses. He loved team roping and the fellowship of rodeo. One of his favorite stories was of the time he and some of his buddies came across a deer while gathering cattle on horseback. They saw that as a challenge not to be missed. So he and Benny Grant took off after it and Curtis head roped that big 11 point buck while Benny roped the heals. What an accomplishment! They all were so proud of themselves and that story has been told countless times. After working at the family sale barn, Clark’s Livestock Auction in Bossier City, he went on to be the longtime manager of North Ridge Farms in North Shreveport. While employed there, he became the President of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, one of his most proud accomplishments. From there he went back to his roots to manage Clark’s Auction for several years. He was also an order buyer for Conley Cattle Company and Justice Farms traveling the sale barn circuit. He made many lifelong friends at those sales. Lots of stories were shared among the “Under the Tree” club. He and his wife, Dot, then began the Wineglass Cattle Company and raised cattle for many years. He was particularly proud of his brand, a wine glass, because it symbolized his love of spirits and a good time. After the cattle came the thoroughbred horses, which he also loved. He owned a few racehorses and had some success with them, but his biggest glory was “Cute ‘N Noble”. She went on to win the Louisiana Breeders Oaks and the Champions Day Ladies Stakes in 2003.

Curtis is survived the love of his life, Dorothy “Dot” Clark; his brother, Tom Clark and wife Jeanene; 3 children, James Curtis “Bud” Clark and wife Belinda, Steve Clark, Michelle Clark Corley and husband Todd; 3 grandchildren, Spencer Clark, Carson Clark, and Randi Corley; a great-grandchild, Harrison Clark; nephew, Matthew Clark; and niece, Melissa Morton.

Services to honor Curtis O. will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. James Gilbert. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Honoring Curtis O. as pallbearers are Matthew Clark, Spencer Clark, James Serio, Hardy Evans, Paul Hight, Willie Thomas, Buster Justice, and Lane Adger. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Kennington and Kenneth Kidd.

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy "Dot" Clark, Love of his life
  • Tom Clark (Jeanene), Brother
  • James "Bud" Curtis Clark (Belinda), Son
  • Steve Clark, Son
  • Michelle Clark Corley (Todd), Daughter
  • Spencer Clark, Carson Clark, and Randi Corley, Grandchildren
  • Harrison Clark, Great-Grandchild
  • Matthew Clark, Nephew
  • Melissa Morton, Niece
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Clark
  • Spencer Clark
  • James Serio
  • Hardy Evans
  • Paul Hight
  • Willie Thomas
  • Buster Justice
  • Lane Adger
  • Ken Kennington, Honorary
  • Kenneth Kidd, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Kim Kidd Brasher

May 4, 2021

There were very few of the “true cowboys” left in this world. Curtis was one of them. Much love to his family during this time of loss.

Michelle Tullier

May 4, 2021

Condolences and love to the family from the daughter of the late Scott Tullier, Curtis' cousin .

Martha Tiller Morris

May 4, 2021

Curt and I have been friends since we were kids when our daddy’s rodeoed. He always had that mischievous beautiful smile and could always make me laugh Sympathy and love to his family . He was one of a kind and will certainly be missed

Lisa Beshea

May 3, 2021

Steve I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mark Toothaker

May 3, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear this news, Great memories of Curtis. I sold horses for him when I was consigning horses at sales and Curtis hauled horses for myself and my clients. My condolences to his family and friends

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Biography

Curtis Ollie Clark, 82, of Bossier City, passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2021. Curtis was born in Monroe, LA, to Willie Mae “Billie” and Curtis Wharton Clark on July 20, 1938.

Curtis was raised in Bossier Parish and after graduating from Bossier High School in 1956, he then joined the Army National Guard where he attended MP School. After discharge, he married Nancy Foreman in 1958 and had 2 sons. He married Dorothy “Dot” Coffey in 1966 and had 1 daughter.

Curtis was born to be a cattleman and a horseman. It had been in his bloodline for many generations. He was happiest when he was with his cattle and horses. He loved team roping and the fellowship of rodeo. One of his favorite stories was of the time he and some of his buddies came across a deer while gathering cattle on horseback. They saw that as a challenge not to be missed. So he and Benny Grant took off after it and Curtis head roped that big 11 point buck while Benny roped the heals. What an accomplishment! They all were so proud of themselves and that story has been told countless times. After working at the family sale barn, Clark’s Livestock Auction in Bossier City, he went on to be the longtime manager of North Ridge Farms in North Shreveport. While employed there, he became the President of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, one of his most proud accomplishments. From there he went back to his roots to manage Clark’s Auction for several years. He was also an order buyer for Conley Cattle Company and Justice Farms traveling the sale barn circuit. He made many lifelong friends at those sales. Lots of stories were shared among the “Under the Tree” club. He and his wife, Dot, then began the Wineglass Cattle Company and raised cattle for many years. He was particularly proud of his brand, a wine glass, because it symbolized his love of spirits and a good time. After the cattle came the thoroughbred horses, which he also loved. He owned a few racehorses and had some success with them, but his biggest glory was “Cute ‘N Noble”. She went on to win the Louisiana Breeders Oaks and the Champions Day Ladies Stakes in 2003.

Curtis is survived the love of his life, Dorothy “Dot” Clark; his brother, Tom Clark and wife Jeanene; 3 children, James Curtis “Bud” Clark and wife Belinda, Steve Clark, Michelle Clark Corley and husband Todd; 3 grandchildren, Spencer Clark, Carson Clark, and Randi Corley; a great-grandchild, Harrison Clark; nephew, Matthew Clark; and niece, Melissa Morton.

Services to honor Curtis O. will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. James Gilbert. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Honoring Curtis O. as pallbearers are Matthew Clark, Spencer Clark, James Serio, Hardy Evans, Paul Hight, Willie Thomas, Buster Justice, and Lane Adger.. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Kennington and Kenneth Kidd.

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.