W.E. Dub Clark
Services for W.E. "Dub" Clark, 68 of Ardmore is scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Christ Community Church in Ardmore, with Pastor Tim Lehman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery in Healdton under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton.
Dub was born March 29, 1945 in Wirt OK to Willis E. and Gladys (Ratliff ) Clark. He passed from this life May 24, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. Dub was raised in the Dundee area where he attended school graduating from Dundee High School. He made the varsity basketball team in the 8th grade where they went to the state championship. He began college at OU where he proudly served in the ROTC, going on to earn his BS degree in Accounting from UCO in Edmond, OK. He traveled to NY to Ford Motor Co right out of high school to earn tuition money to begin college and he also worked for the Turnpike Authority through college to pay his tuition. Dub worked at Uniroyal, the IRS, Montgomery Ward, Armstrong Tool & Supply, Calco Oil, Mobile Oil, Dresser Tool and ending his career as an Accounting Manager with Halliburton. He married Suzanne Marie Carballo August 19, 1987 in Gainsville, TX, and they lived in Dallas, Duncan and finally Ardmore. Dub loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren he was grandfather to them and all their friends. He loved spending time with family and friends, mowing, football, especially OU Sooners, basketball, bocceball, family dinners and gatherings, helping others, ice cream and horse shoes. He could fix and build anything and could work any man under the table, especially his sons-in law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Frankie Fryer, brother Robert Clark, granddaughter Kathryn McNeill, mother-in-law Sadie Carballo, sister-in-law Caroline Means and aunt and uncle Kerney and Geneva Ratliff.
Dub is survived by his wife Suzanne of the home, son Wesley Clark and daughter-in-law Sharon, Hortonville, WI; daughter Connie Franks and son-in-law Rick, Ardmore; daughter Amber Gibbs, Germany; daughter Stephanie Kennedy, Norman, OK; daughter Vanessa McNeill and son-in-law Brett, Ardmore; daughter Samantha Speer and son-in-law Shane, Melissa, TX; son Justin Means and daughter-in-law Randi, Richardson, TX and honorary son Henson Shelton, McKinney, TX; eighteen grandchildren and eight and a half great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Karin Clark, Colorado Springs, CO; sister Wanda Fryer, Branson MO; brother and sister-in-law Don and Pam Clark,, Colorado Springs, CO; brother and sister-in-law Ronnie and Kay Clark, Marion, NC; sister-in-law Gracie Clark, Ardmore; brother and sister-in-law Mudd and Molly Means and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Brandon Ashworth, Christopher Ashworth, Eric Clark, Logan Kennedy, Ben Clark, Jacob Speer, Seth Clark and Jesse Murguia. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home in Healdton.
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