Born in Haskell, Texas on August 7th 1929, dad graduated from Carlsbad High School and was a veteran who served in the Korean War. Dad and Mom married in January 1960 and were together for over 53 years. Dad lost the love of his life when his beloved Dorie went to be with Jesus in 2014 and we thank God that he is with her in our Saviors presence now as well.
Dad was a man who was a product of an era of self-sufficiency and simplicity which was demonstrated in the way that he lived. He asked for little help while always willing to lend assistance when needed. Besides his family, one of Dads biggest accomplishments was when he was able to build the family cabin in Timberon. Dad enjoyed going to the cabin as much as he could. We will all have fond memories of time spent there over the years and it will always be a reminder to us of our Dad.
All of us marveled at how fit he was. He participated in the senior Olympics and he enjoyed walking and was a familiar figure on the paths at the old airport almost everyday. He kept a pace in his walking that would be an envy of the young. All of us were amazed when he fell and broke his leg and actually set it himself before driving to the hospital. Dad was active in the senior adult Sunday school class at First Baptist Church and enjoyed his time there. He never new a stranger which made him a natural to be a greeter at the church.
Dad's legacy is his family. He leaves his daughter Terrie Jones, son Chuck Clark whom he always called Thomas and his youngest daughter Lori Marsh. He also leaves his stepchildren Bill Hobson, George Sullivan and Kathy Barwick along with 15 grand children and 8 great grand children.
These times of sorrow can seem unbearable and are a sobering reminder of the how we are all on this earth for but a moment. But the comfort we are given knowing that Dad is at peace is something that only the God of his faith and ours can give. We are so thankful for the time we had with Dad. A man of few words and a good heart. We all will miss him.