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Albert Ray Clark

Pastor Al Ray Clark

( October 27, 1948 - July 12, 2019 )

Pastor Al Clark

Gaffney, SC - - Albert Ray Clark, 70, of 141 Cheyenne Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Duke University.

Born in Marion, VA, he was the husband of Polly Armstrong Clark and the son of the late Walter Leonard Clark and Elizabeth Romans Clark. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam, where he received numerous medals, including The Army Accommodation and The Purple Heart. Pastor Clark was the Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Maranata, served as missionary for 15 years in Mexico to the Tarahumara Indians, enjoyed leatherwork, blue grass music and played in a band. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and was an avid Clemson Tiger fan.

In addition to his wife, also surviving are two sons, Albert Ray Clark Jr. and wife Pam of Gaffney and Christopher Todd Clark and wife, Debbie of Rural Retreat, VA; a daughter, Amy Lynn Clark-Plata and husband, Oscar of Chesnee; two brothers, Michael Clark and wife, Dana of Marion, VA and Walter Clark and wife, Peggy of Atkins, VA; two sisters, Cathy Blizzard of Rural Retreat, VA and Robin Tisdale and husband, Jeff of Chesnee; five grandchildren, Jessica Browning and husband, Dakota, Brittany Skeen, Brayden Clark, Kacie Grijalva and Katalina Plata; four great-grandchildren, Lily, Charleigh, Harrison and Waylon; a sister-in-law, Barbara Clark of Rural Retreat, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Clark was preceded in death by a brother, David Clark; and a sister, Rebecca Trent.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the Blakely Funeral Chapel with Reverend Roger Boyer and Brother Bob Green officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com

                                   Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

Provided by the courtesy of Seaver- Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354

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Polly Amy Lil Al and Chris I'm so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you all love you guys my the lord keep his arms wrapped around you all

Terry Romans Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Charles and Connie Blizzard Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

Al will be dearly missed and we meant so much to our family. May God comfort the family at this time. Dave and Jewel.

David and Jewel Shinault Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family. I had the pleasure of spending time with Al and his family a few years ago when his sister Cathy invited me to go on their annual family vacation. I enjoyed his hospitality and kindness he showed me. Mr Al, cared about God, family and country. I know Al enjoyed fishing and my vision him fishing with Jesus and his brother Dave. Catching up with his dad and mom and sister Becky.

Robin Zachary Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

As we say goodbye to a great man of God, God welcomes home his good and faithful servant. You will be missed by all, wait at the gate we'll be there soon.

Sandra Vipperman Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you dearly R.I P. Uncle Al You will always have a place in my heart ypu wull no longer suffer anymore...say hello to ur mom and dad and our side of the family too...i sending my prayers

Lydia Bowman Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Albert Clark

Lydia Bowman Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. God Bless You and praying for you

JimRoland Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Polly and Family, Our thoughts and prayers for you all. May God surround you with His peace, comfort and strength. Al was a very special friend. Love to all Lonnie (Bunny) and Patsy Thomas

Lonnie and Patsy Thomas Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Robert McGuire Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

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