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Ralph Ernest "R.E." Clark

Bentonville, AR, 1954 - 2021

Ralph Ernest "R.E." Clark, 67, of Bentonville, Ark., entered the throne room of Heaven on December 19th, 2021. He was born July 7th, 1954, in Baton Rouge, La. He faithfully served more than 40 years in the gospel ministry, which included 18 years as a pastor and 22 years as Associational Missionary with the Northwest Baptist Association. His missionary service abroad has resulted in the spreading of the Gospel to five continents. He was the author of three daily devotionals, several Bible study manuals, and a book on revival preparation. Above all, he always placed his family first. In the home, he lived what he preached leaving a legacy that will continue to point others to Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Trudy Grimmett Clark; three daughters, Amy Holliman (Kevin), Jennifer Bertrand (Glynn), Kayre Chastain (Andrew); a son, Jonathan Clark (Courtney); 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Kay Clark; his parents; sister; and brother.
Visitation and service at First Baptist Church of Rogers, Ark. (Pleasant Grove Campus) on Tuesday, Dec 21st, from 6-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Dec 22nd, from 1 p.m. until service begins at 2 p.m., with Glynn Bertrand officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Grant Holliman, Jacob Bertrand, Dylan Bertrand, Matthew Chastain, Joel Clark, and Kayden Clark.
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Published December 21, 2021

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory, Rogers
2898 West Walnut, Rogers, AR
Phone: 479-631-1353