LELAND — Memorial services for Davis Ray Clark, 76, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at First Baptist Church, Leland. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
Davis was born Dec. 16, 1943, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to William Walter Clark and Lucile Ray Clark. He graduated from Leland High School in 1961 and graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in chemistry, a Master’s Degree in horticulture from Mississippi State University and did post graduate work at North Carolina State University.
He was employed at Morson Sterling Oil Company and the Delta Branch Experiment Station. He has been an active member of First Baptist Church in Leland, where he served as deacon, and served on numerous committees: property and grounds, radio broadcast, Christmas float and maintenance. He worked for Habitat for Humanity helping build, wire and finish many of the homes and projects for the Fuller Center for Housing, including the ARRF Facility.
Davis never met a stranger, going out of his way to help anyone who needed it. He loved the Leland Rotary Club and was secretary for many years. He served many terms also as assistant governor and was a deputy assistant governor this past year. He had a servant’s heart and a love for people.
He left to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Sharon Glover Clark; daughters, Amanda Claire Scharoeng (Chuck), of Oakland, Maryland, and Lucy Carole Clark, of Alexandria, Virginia; brothers, William Walter Clark Jr. (Rosemary), of Jackson, and Allen Whitman Clark II (Laura); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rotary Foundation, Fuller Center for Housing, ARRF Facility or First Baptist Church, Leland.