Gerald Wayne Clark, 82 of Lubbock passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was born May 29, 1939 in Hollis, Oklahoma to Chester and Inez (Powers) Clark. Wayne graduated from Shallowater High School in 1957. He continued his education at LCC, where he was part of the first graduating class in 1959 with his Associates Degree in Agriculture. Wayne married his first wife Carolyn Rice in 1959, she preceded him in death in 1999. He enjoyed the outdoors and working as a farmer, he had a real passion for it. Wayne enjoyed fishing, hunting, sitting on the combine, and any kind of project he could get his hands on. He also enjoyed traveling with family, traveling to places like New Zealand, Australia, and his last trip was to Israel.
He married Paula (Owen) Clark December 11, 1999 in Dumas. Together they enjoyed playing 88 a few times a week. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of Quaker Ave. Church of Christ.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Paula Clark; his children, Angie Clark; Brent Clark and wife Johnette; sibling, Sammie Simpson and husband Ted; grandchildren, EmmaLee Crawford and husband Mackey, BethAnn Clark, Patrick Middlebrook and wife Calli, Justin Middlebrook and wife Kalyn; great-grandchildren, IvoryAnn, BrentLee Mae, Lawson.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Quaker Ave. Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 at First Street Church in Dumas.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Refuge, P.O. Box 473, Dumas, Texas 79029.
To the precious and beautiful family and friends of our Genuine Brother and True Friend Wayne Clark,
Brother Wayne Clark was larger than life in so many ways, but also one of the most “down to earth” and “salt of the earth” individuals we have ever known. His legacy and “footprint” are immense and immeasurable. Wayne has touched and impacted countless people in a myriad of loving, powerful, and remarkable ways. From the first night in his residence on U.S. Highway 87 going west into Dalhart in the summer of 1990, Wayne impressed us with his zeal, passion, and love for our Lord Jesus Christ and His church! He loved us unconditionally despite our Yankee roots and our misguided and warped devotion to the Cleveland Browns and our righteous indignation for his Dallas Cowboys. Wayne Clark was a blessing to be around and it was pure joy to associate with him. Wayne was one of the most, if not THE most, generous, giving, caring, and sacrificial Christians we have ever known in the body of Christ. Wayne absolutely knew he could not do it, but he constantly tried to “out give” God in order to bless and enrich other people’s lives. Wayne, his immediate family, his brothers, their sons and families, and the entire extended Clark Clan blessed and enriched our family in a multitude of ways that we are truly mindful of and forever indebted. It is a debt we cannot possibly repay so we remain forever thankful for all the gifts and blessings Wayne showered upon us. Truth be told, we would not have been able to attend and graduate from the Sunset School of Preaching (the Sunset International Bible Institute), accomplish some church planting and Small Groups in San Diego for twelve(12) years, or even serve here in Jacksonville, NC at the Roosevelt Drive CoC as the Involvement Minister without Wayne Clark and the remarkable heritage he established through his blood kin and close friends. Wayne knew exactly what to do when God “opened the windows of heaven and poured out upon him a blessing until it overflowed.” (Malachi 3:10) Wayne personified godly, Christ-like, and spiritually responsible stewardship. Wayne Clark was sensible, reasonable, intelligent, sharp, balanced, and whole. He made us laugh hilariously, ponder and think deeply, and shed tears of unfettered joy on occasion. Wayne explained it was a Corn Boil and not a Corn Ball at First Street as he taught us how to speak Texan. Whether it was in the corn fields of west Texas, the office at Jack Oldham’s, the church building at First Street, the Cactus Theater in east Lubbock, or one of his homes in Dumas or Lubbock, Wayne Clark will be forever etched in our minds and stamped in on our hearts as someone who faithfully did his utmost to imitate and emulate the Master. We are all better servants of the Most High God because of the influence of Brother Wayne Clark!
With hearts full of the utmost gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness for the life and legacy of our precious Brother and Friend Wayne Clark,
Jim and Becky Bender
Rod Fulce Amarillo, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022
I am so sorry 💔
Melanie Morales Amarillo, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022
My heart is saddened yet my soul is rejoicing. Wayne holds a special place in my heart. He was so genuinely kind & I always felt seen by him. His authentic caring and interest oozed into every time I had a conversation with him. (Since I always feel invisible & awkward - that is saying something!) Love your family so much. Prayers for you in the days ahead.
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