January 27, 1942 – January 30, 2020
Lawrence Clark, 78, of Van Buren, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was born January 27, 1942 in Fort Smith to the late Sydney and Gertie Clark. He was a retired produce manager, and co-owner/operator of Clark Interiors in Fort Smith. He attended Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he was a song director for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Clark; two sisters, Dorothy Gooley and Alfreda Belt; and three brothers, Bobby, Jerry, and Bill Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene of the home; a daughter, Tainya Phelps of Greenwood; a son, Stanley Clark of Van Buren; a sister, Barbara Upton of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be Derek Morland, Dillon Luzader, Logan Miller, Austin Clark, Randy Phelps, Roger Dye, Allen Gibson, and Craig Squires. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Clark, Marty Clark, and Clint Thompson.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2020, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
- Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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February 3, 2020
I will greatly miss my grandpa. He was a great Christian man and a beautiful singer. He loved hunting fishing all of his grandkids and great grandkids and his gardening. There are so many memories growing up with him and all the things he could do. You will truly be missed papa. We love you so much.
Clint, Kerra, Braydn, and Tatym
Brenda (Upton) Curry
February 3, 2020
Uncle Lawrence was an amazing person. He was kind to all. I remember traveling with my family as a kid to visit Uncle Lawrence and Arlene. We would always stop at the piggly wiggly to see him first. It was so much fun playing at the creek and walking the railroad tracks (sometimes scary). Then when I got older and would take my parents to see them, they got to meet my son. I love seeing how excited my Uncle would be telling us about his graden and his cabin. He will be greatly missed. And my love goes to Aunt Arlene and the children.
January 31, 2020
Wishing you and your family the deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your father. May you find peace and comfort in your lifetime of memories. Remember, Love never dies.
Jim & Paula Graham Couch