Memorial services for Davis Ray Clark, 76, of Leland will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Leland. He passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
Davis was born on December 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, MS and Allen Whitman Clark II (Laura) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on 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.