Robert Dale Clark was born on Aug. 10, 1948, in Tulsa, to Robert Leonard and Gladys Dean (Fleming) Clark. He died Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home. He was 64 years old.
Clark attended Anaheim High School in California and as well as Tulsa Central High School. On Jan. 25, 1967, in Durant, he and Elaine Hutchinson were united in marriage.
Clark lived in Pryor for the past 25 years. Before moving to Pryor, he lived in Locust Grove. He also lived for some time in Tulsa and in Texas. He was a part of the New Life Christian Center in Locust Grove and was a born again Christian of the Full Gospel Faith. He owned and operated Clark's Upholstery in Pryor for over 45 years.
He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He had a passion for horse racing and cars shows. He enjoyed time spent fishing and hunting with his sons and his friends.
Clark is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Elaine Clark of the home; two sons Scott Clark and wife Lasandra of Locust Grove and Shane Clark and wife Tracey of Pryor; one daughter Amber Howell and husband Perry of Catoosa;
11 grandchildren: Heather, Michael, Dylan and wife Natalie, Sydney, Hannah, Emily, Daniel, Ethan, Cadee, Cannon and Asher; three great-grandchildren: Jace, Landon, and Carleigh; two sisters: Carol Murphy of Anchorage, Alaska and Donna Koelsch of Locust Grove; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister-in-law Mary Cook; and two brothers-in-law: David Hutchinson and Clyde Earl Cook.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday evening, July 11, 2013, at the Locust Grove Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Rev. Shaun Cook will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. To may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com