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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

Mark McGee Clark

April 28, 1952March 12, 2020

Mark McGee Clark, 67, passed away on March 12, 2020 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1952 to George F. Clark, Jr and Jean McGee Clark in Nacogdoches. He attended Christ Episcopal School, Raguet Elementary, TJR Junior High, Saint Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, TX (Class of 1971), and Austin College in Sherman, where he received a BA in economics.

After graduation from college, Mark was in the electrical contracting business and a pioneer in the electrical aggregating industry.

Mark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet Russell Clark; daughter, Lauren Clark Coleman and husband Teddy Coleman; grandsons, James Tius ‘Ty’ Coleman and Taylor Eugene Coleman of College Station; brother George F. Clark, III and wife Charlotte Ashcroft Clark of Dallas; nephews, George F. Clark, IV and wife Cassie Braddock Clark and their daughter Julia of the Woodlands, Arthur Boone Clark and wife Annelise Williams Clark and their son Spencer of Anna, TX; sister-in-law Kathi Russell Fredd and husband Paul Fredd of Grand Prairie; and long time friend, Baby Ruth Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and George Clark; and his wife’s parents, James and Mary Russell.

From the age of 6, Mark’s gift for electrical wiring was evident to his family. His interests included traveling, reading, working in his shop, and having Friday breakfast with ‘ROMEO’ buddies.

As a young boy, the State of Texas honored Mark as a Honorary Junior Texas Ranger. In college, he was a member of Gamma Gamma Gamma fraternity. Over the years, Mark was a Mason, a Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow, Son of the American Revolution, and Master Electrician.

Services for Mark will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church with visitation from 1-2 and funeral following at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Nathan Hodge and Rev. Lorraine Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or to First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • George F Clark IV , Active Pallbearer
  • Arthur Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • David Kimling, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Bowyer, Active Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Mize, Active Pallbearer
  • LeVann Jackson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Dorann Dixon Blanke

March 21, 2020

Janet,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Mark. (My friend Pat Sharp sent me word of his passing.) I remember him from when you and I shared an apartment in grad school at SFA and he would come over and visit. It sounds like you had a long, happy marriage, and for that I am glad. I pray that your memories will provide comfort for you and your family in the days and months ahead.
Sincerely,
Dorann Dixon Blanke
P.S. I still have the book you gave me, "How to Lie with Statistics"

Andi Rigby

March 18, 2020

Janet & Lauren & family: I’m so very sorry about Mark. Prayers of comfort & peace for you all. Love, Andi Rigby

Marlene Taylor

March 17, 2020

Lauren and Janet,
I am so saddened by your loss. You have such an amazing, wonderful family. Please know that you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will feel God's comfort and peace through all of the coming days.

With love,
Marlene

Nancy Prince

March 17, 2020

Janet,
The memories others have shared mirror a “well lived” life. Mark will be missed but his life will live on in the lives he touched.

I’m holding you in my heart and prayers.
Nancy Prince

Glee Parker Hutson

March 17, 2020

Janet, I'm sorry for the loss of your husband, Mark. May God be with you and your family during this time and always.

God Bless
Glee Parker Hutson

Steve Smock

March 17, 2020

I remember Mark from his time at Saint Stephens School in Austin. I ran the theater program. Our theater was somewhat rudimentary, but I could count on Mark to pull that ancient light board together, get the lights hung and coordinated and get us through our productions. His enthusiasm and good nature made working with him a real pleasure.

Joshua Rhodes

March 17, 2020

Hi Mrs. Clark, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know your husband well, you played a very large role in my life and I appreciate all that you have done for many of us students over the years.

I do remember once in calculus class that someone (I think John Simmons) commented on the very nice watch that you had and you said that it was an anniversary present from your husband and that he was a good man.

With love, Joshua Rhodes

Sarah Chandler

March 17, 2020

I grew up with the benefit of having Mark as my God Father. We lived a distance away but our families made it a priority for us to get together. I can’t share just one memory without a hundred more flooding in. He built us an entire city out of cardboard boxes, brought a GIANT box to our house filed with styrofoam and we swam in it, he would hang the most memorable star (and take us for rides in the cherry picker) every Christmas, he loved life, and he made my Dad belly laugh (and smile in pictures which is a Herculean feat). I had two incredible role models growing up. They were present, they were in it for the games and the giggles. They would swing us in sheets and play “bucking broncos”- once I landed, face first, mouth open, into the back of Mark’s head and left two tiny front teeth prints behind. Mark was generous, always giving of himself, and full of fun, ready for all sorts of adventure. I wish we could be with y’all today to celebrate his life. We are praying for y’all and sending all of our love.

Tammy Wheeler

March 17, 2020

Mark was such a happy person who loved sharing a new joke, or telling a good story from the past.
I enjoyed my years of knowing Mark, and the laughs that we shared in his kitchen from 3 different homes over the years. He appreciated so many little things in life, and would let you know how much he liked you.
I am going to miss his larger than life spirit more than any words can say.
Janet, I love you just as much!
Prayers for your family, and for the great loss to our community.

Nona Burr Donahue

March 17, 2020

George and family. I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. The Burr children spent many happy hours at your house when we were growing up. Your mom was a friend to everyone she met and brought light and laughter to every day.

Mark was a wonderful and accomplished man. I know he leaves many great memories and great love the fill the void he has left here on earth.

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Biography

Mark McGee Clark, 67, passed away on March 12, 2020 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1952 to George F. Clark, Jr and Jean McGee Clark in Nacogdoches. He attended Christ Episcopal School, Raguet Elementary, TJR Junior High, Saint Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, TX (Class of 1971), and Austin College in Sherman, where he received a BA in economics.

After graduation from college, Mark was in the electrical contracting business and a pioneer in the electrical aggregating industry.

Mark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet Russell Clark; daughter, Lauren Clark Coleman and husband Teddy Coleman; grandsons, James Tius ‘Ty’ Coleman and Taylor Eugene Coleman of College Station; brother George F. Clark, III and wife Charlotte Ashcroft Clark of Dallas; nephews, George F. Clark, IV and wife Cassie Braddock Clark and their daughter Julia of the Woodlands, Arthur Boone Clark and wife Annelise Williams Clark and their son Spencer of Anna, TX; sister-in-law Kathi Russell Fredd and husband Paul Fredd of Grand Prairie; and long time friend, Baby Ruth Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and George Clark; and his wife’s parents, James and Mary Russell.

From the age of 6, Mark’s gift for electrical wiring was evident to his family. His interests included traveling, reading, working in his shop, and having Friday breakfast with ‘ROMEO’ buddies.

As a young boy, the State of Texas honored Mark as a Honorary Junior Texas Ranger. In college, he was a member of Gamma Gamma Gamma fraternity. Over the years, Mark was a Mason, a Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow, Son of the American Revolution, and Master Electrician.