Clark, Arthur

Arthur Clark
Services: Have been held.
Arthur H. Clark, 89, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1914, in Clarksville, Ark., to Mary and Jesse A. Clark.
He lived in Clarksville until late 1949, when he and his wife moved their family to Portales during Christmas. He married Kathleen Cater on Dec. 24, 1937. He worked as a car salesman for Cooper Hobbs Chevrolet and other dealerships and car lots in Portales. He owned many cars.
In 1969 he went to work at Eastern New Mexico University as equipment manager for the athletic department, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Portales Masonic Lodge No. 26.
Family members said he was an avid fisherman who liked to take his grandchildren fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maggie Maze; and his wife, who died Aug. 3, 2001, after more than 63 years of marriage.
Survivors include a son, Herman Clark (and wife Pam) of Tucumcari; a daughter, Brenda Mann (Don) of Henderson, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Clark of Clarksville; and a sister, Sylvia Hurt of Irving, Texas.
Services will be officiated by the Rev. Harry Riser.
Burial will be in Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Darrow, Bill Dalley, Vern Witten, James Kyte, John Gentry and Robert Garcia.
Honorary pallbearers are W.D. Clifton, Robert Dunn, Cotton Clark and all other long-time friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.