George B. Clarkof Little Rock, AR, 1938 - 2022
GEORGE B. CLARK passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2022. He was 83. George was a native of Little Rock, born to Ed and Mae Clark. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Lewis Burke Clark, in 1982; and his wife, Gayle Burke Clark, in 2014. Survivors include G. Barnes Clark, II (Melissa), Cynthia Davison (Dale), and Caroline Rieger (Dave); his older brother, Jim Clark, of Georgia; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
George excelled at football in high school and college. He attended Little Rock Central High School and was one of Coach Wilson Matthews "Wilson's Tigers" when football at Central was at its pinnacle. In college, he was an Arkansas Tech Wonder Boy, as was his father.
He was a devout Christian, and an avid Southern Baptist, convinced that Christ was his Savior, he made sure that his family was brought up in faith, attending church every time the doors opened and making sure that reluctant teenagers attended, also. He enjoyed singing in the choir, and greatly regretted not being able to sing in the last Easter Cantata. For most of his adult life, he attended Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, but had found a new home in Levy Baptist Church, lately.
His life was shoes. He lived and breathed shoes. In the 1970's, his CB radio handle was "The Shoe Peddler". He founded The Right Shoe Co. later in life and strove to have shoes made for men and women that were the most stylish and comfortable possible.
He was not an avid reader, generally, but was a fan of Louis L'amour and other Western writers. His latest cowboy hero from William Johnstone was, presciently, "Perley Gates".
Memorial service to be held at Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Ave., North Little Rock, Ark., at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3. To sign the online guestbook, click "Add A Memory" at: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
Published May 1, 2022
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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth
5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR