James Clark 1913 - 2010 Kerrville, Texas
Paid family tribute
James “Tate” Clark passed away on October 9, 2010 in Kerrville, Texas. Prior to living in Kerrville, he was a resident of Green Valley, Arizona.
He was born on December 13, 1913 in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School where he played Center on the football team. He received a degree in Geology from the University of Kansas in 1937. Geology wasn’t just his profession, it was his hobby and his passion.
He was a Navy Lieutenant during World War II, serving as a photo interpreter aboard the USS Curtis in the Central Pacific.
He worked in the petroleum industry for 37 years. He lived in the US, Venezuela, Canada, Kuwait, Libya, United Kingdom, Italy, and Norway while pursing his career. His last position before retiring in 1974 was President of Phillips Petroleum Norway.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Laura Louise Sellers Clark; two sisters, Evangeline Clark Winkler and Lauraine Clark Mulally; and his parents, C. M. and Charlotte Tate Clark. He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Clark of Austin, Texas and Mary Clark Bucher of Arroyo Grande, California; son-in-law Jeff Bucher; and granddaughter Renae Bucher.
He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was kind, considerate, and generous. He had a great sense of humor and a true zest for life. He loved traveling to out-of-the-way places and on roads “without yellow stripes.” Celebrate his life, which he truly enjoyed, by enjoying yours. That is his wish.
As per his wish, there will be no service. He will be cremated and his ashes scattered where his wife’s ashes already lie. You may honor him by making a contribution, in his name, to the Geology Scholarship Fund, KU Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, P. O. Box 928, Lawrence, Kansas 66044-0928 or to the charity of your choice.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.