Richard Price Clark, age 67, of Crossville, TN. Born in Wilmington, DE. He passed into heaven, with wife Sandra at his bedside at the Nashville VA Regional Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
A service connected Agent Orange Vietnam Veteran. He faced his illness with grace and unyielding courage. A battle he fought for 25 years and still kept a good spirit.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Sandra J. Clark; mother Mary Lee Hemphill age 87, of Tarpon Springs, FL; who has now survived three of her children; son: Chief Warrant Officer Richard Price Clark III, daughter-in-law: Heather M. Clark of Hollywood, FL; daughter: Kimberly Ann David and son-in-law Jim David of Middletown, DE; step daughter Vickie Rae Wilde and son-in-law Jason Wilde of Salem, NJ; step son: Frederick Raymond Buechler of Crossville, TN; seven grandchildren: Maddy David, Jimmy David, Jason Wilde III, Bethany Wilde, Raymond Buechler, Kody Buechler, and Kyle Buechler; sister: Sharon Pedicone of Indian Rocks Beach, FL.
Proud of his four children and seven grandchildren enjoying their company, which always put a big smile on his face. Above all he was a family man who cherished his family. Richard was a good husband, friend and lover. He was also a good father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.
His children adored him. His son Rick was his pride and joy. His daughter Kim was his little Princess and heart throb. His stepdaughter was his comrade. His step son Ray, he was always thankful that Ray was always there for him in his times of need and a Buddy.
He was always loyal to his friends, co-workers, and union friends where dear to his heart. Passionate about his occupation as a crain and heavy equipment operator with 30 some years of service in the International Union of Operating Engineers local 917, Knoxville/Chattanooga, TN, and 542 Philadelphia, PA.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5025. Dick at a younger age enjoyed boating, classical rock-n-roll music, I mean his name was Dick Clark, dancing, classic and antique cars, his Harley Davidson Motor cycle, mowing the grass, collecting coins, UT, Titans, and Bronco football games. Dan loved his red bean and rice.
Dick loved his animals, Dusty dog who will greet him in heaven. Buster who would routinely laid on his lap and they would watch TV and take a nap; who guarded and tended to his health, Charlie cat also was his buddy.
He always had funny comments to make and made people laugh! He was strong and courageous, a loving and generous soul who shouldered his burdens with dignity. A tear or two shall be shed, not for his death of this life as he accends to the Ultamite Life with our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father Our Lord God and Holy Spirit, he will be. But because we are left behind, here in our Earthly mortal lives, to miss his presence in our daily lives, to hear his voice and tell him how much we love him. He shall be soarly missed by everyone who ever knew him. He will rest in the loving company of those who preceded him in death: Father: Richard Price Clark, Sr.; brother: Daniel Hern Clark; sister: Sara Raye Wallbert Clark.
Remember me: a family and friend gathering for a celebration of life in honor of Dick Clark will be held at his home, 183 Fairview Court, Crossville, TN on Saturday February 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm