Harold T. Clark

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SMITHFIELD—Harold Thomas Clark, born Sept. 1, 1942, died Nov. 15, 2007, after a brief illness.

Mr. Clark was a graduate of Smithfield High School and Old Dominion College. Mr. Clark was owner and president of Smithfield’s most successful John Deere dealership.

Later in his esteemed life, he was the logistics project manager for District Facilities Management Co. for the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md. He continued his successful sales career with John Deere until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur R. Clark Sr. and Doris B. Clark; his beloved daughter, Sala Maria Clark; his sister, Nancy L. Clark; and his brother, Paul Clark.

Survivors include two loving sons, Kenneth N. Clark and his lovely wife Marie and Kirk M. Clark and his beautiful wife Gena and adorable granddaughter, Hannah; four brothers, Arthur R. Clark Jr., Stanley G. Clark, Keith L. Clark and Raleigh A. Clark; sister, Doris Armentrout; and his cherished friends, Carter and Connie Williams.

He was a life member of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Smithfield Union Lodge No. 18 AF&AM.

He was a member of the Army Reserve and Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield. He dedicated his life to actively serving local community organizations and was always available to lend a helping hand for charitable fundraisers, especially those benefiting youth activities.

He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather and a caring and affectionate friend to all. He was an avid outdoorsman who freely shared his unending passion and knowledge for hunting and fishing with all who knew him.

He was a life member of Smithfield Hunt Club.

A funeral was held Monday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Will Montgomery officiating.

Burial followed in St. Luke’s Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Smithfield, VA 23431 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar St., Smithfield, VA 23430.

Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, is serving the family.

Condolences may be registered at www.parrfuneralhome.com.