Quebeck Tennessee resident and Fresno California native, Fred LeRoy Clark, 79, died Jan. 21 at White County Hospital. A heating and air conditioning businessman and a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, he served his country in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II before retiring after 24 years in the service. He was involved in the White, Putnam and Warren County Genealogical societies and was president of the White County Genealogy Historical Club. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Thousand Oaks, California. The son of the late Fred and Margaret Beck Clark, he was preceded in death by brothers, George, Johnny, Bob and Harvey. He is survived by his wife, Willie M. (Billie) Swack Clark; sons, Michael, Allan and Charles Clark, all of Doyle; and nephew, Bob Clark Jr. of Thousand Oaks. Services were held Tuesday at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta with Bobby Wilhite officiating. Burial followed at Skurlock Cemetery with full military honors. Thurman Funeral Home of Sparta was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN. Jan. 24, 2001, p. 2-A.
[Contributor: Ladye Jane Hunter, 2001]
Fred Clark was the first TNGenWeb Warren County County Coordinator serving June 1996 through June 1997. He was the editor of the Warren Couunty Genealogical Association Bulletin.
Fred Clark had the best sense of humor. And, no one worked harder to preserve and disseminate Upper Cumberland Plateau history and genealogy than he did. Despite serious health issues, he continued working to the point of exhaustion to achieve his personal goals. He was also very wise and a great interpersonal tactician.
[Contributor: Billie McNamara, 2004]