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I.E. Mourns Death of Clark

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San Bernardino

Willie Clark was born April 29, 1925 in Lufkin, Texas to Lonnie Clark and Victoria Deckard Clark.

He graduated from Dunbar High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944.

He served as a Police Officer for the city of San Bernardino for more than 25 years. After he retired from the police department, Clark was the school Resource Officer for San Gorgonio High School and opened several small businesses.

Clark was also a 33rd degree Mason and an Imperial Deputy Marshall of the Shriners. He was also the president of the Fontana/Rialto Branch of the NAACP, and an active long-time member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Clark’s favorite past time was playing golf and being involved in community activities.

Willie Clark is survived by his two daughters: Nelwyn Clark of San Diego, and Candrist Stewart of Renton, Washington; a son, Duane Clark of Mount Juliett, Tennessee; sisters Barbara Gentry of Houston, Texas, Lonnie Hudson of Beaumont, Texas, Jackie Pierce of Rialto; and two brothers Robert Clark and Harold Clark of Dallas, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, life long friends Alfred Daniels, Merlin Polk, and Ivon Scott, and a host of relatives and friends.

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