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2017-01-05

James Edward Clark

1941 - 2016

James Edward Clark was born in Tahoka, on April 21, 1941 to his parents James E. Clark and Myrtle Lee Owens. He went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, peacefully at his home in Tarpley.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deloris J. Clark and three sisters and one brother; Evelyn Whigham, Juinez Jones Moss, Peggye Loflin, and Lonny Stanley.
He left behind two sons, James E. Clark and wife Lavanda of Bouse, AZ and Darrell J. Clark, Sr. and wife Sheila of Bandera, along with seven grandchildren Destiny, Jamie, Darrell, Jr., Branden, Jessica, Sydney and Tiffany and seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In 1961 he joined the Navy and served as a machinist until 1964. In 1966 he went to work for Santa Fe Railroad as a machinist and retired after 38 years of service. He loved to explore the desert while living in Barstow CA. There wasn't a cave or crack in the ground he would not enter. He explored the silver mines in the Mojave Desert. He enjoyed digging for treasures such as marbles and railroad trinkets. He was also known as "The Snake Man" while living Barstow, he would catch snakes with his bare hands to sell the venom to the medical field. He also loved going to auctions, antiquing and digging up honeycomb rocks off of the property in Tarpley. Most of all, he loved his family. He will be missed and always treasured by those he left behind.
His Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 am at Grimes Funeral Home, 1214 Mulberry St, Bandera, 78003. A Naval Honor burial will follow the memorial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:15 am at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, 78209.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.