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Obituary - Carl Lee "Bud" Clark



Jan 17, 1940 -  Feb 21, 2009

Carl Lee “Bud” Clark, 69, of Black Mountain, NC passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Mr. Clark was born January 17, 1940 in Spartanburg, SC and had lived in Buncombe County most of his life. Bud retired from Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center after 22 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Bud loved his motorcycles and horses. He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, JC and Ruth Price Clark and son, Carl Lee Clark, Jr.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sandra White Clark; daughters, Michelle Clark of Asheville, Donna Mealy of Oklahoma City, OK, Amanda Sexton and husband, Jeff of Leicester and Elizabeth Banks and husband, Roger of Hiawassee, GA; son, Clayton Clark and wife, Sherry of Old Fort; sisters, Emma Sue Clark Huffstetler of Rock Hill, SC and Jean Bartlett and husband, Lloyd of Black Mountain; brothers, Freddy Clark and wife Shirley of Marion and Terrell Clark; ten grandchildren and his loving dog, Pete.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals, Black Mountain, NC with the Reverend Steven Fox officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider HOPE, A Women’s Cancer Center, 110 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC 28806.

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