In Memory of Frank M. Clark


Frank Milton Clark
1934–2005

The Pitt County Family Researchers has lost a dear friend and supporter with the passing of Frank Milton Clark, our Vice-President, who died on Aug. 11, 2005, in Greenville, North Carolina. Frank was always full of fun, loved to joke and loved the company of those who would joke with him. He belonged to many organizations and was always in a hurry trying to get to one meeting or another. He seemed to always be receiving awards and the members of the board of PCFR would continually tease him for being on the local news. He was an avid family historian and would help anyone he could track their family genealogy. Frank was very proud of his twenty–three years of service as the family historian and national coordinator on the executive board of the Clark–Rodan Family Reunion. Thankfully, Frank contributed much of his research on his family to the new Chronicles of Pitt County, Vol. II. According to his own biography, Frank Milton Clark was born in 1934 in Greene Co., North Carolina, the twenty-fifth of twenty-six children of Warren H. Clark (1874–1945) and his second wife, Etta Ellis Clark. Warren had married first to Alice Rodan. Frank served in the army in the Korean War and later lived in New Jersey where he worked for the State. After receiving numerous awards, he retired after 33 years of service and relocated to Greenville, North Carolina, in 1989.

Besides his work with the Clark–Rodan Family Reunion, he was a member of VFW Post 7032, an adjutant historian of American Legion Post 39, Vice–President of the Pitt County Veteran’s Council, member of the Pitt County Fair Board, and was an active member of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville, NC. Frank had a daughter who predeceased him. He is survived at his death by a brother, Henry Clark, and sisters: Lessie Edwards of Walstonburg, North Carolina; Susie D. Vines of Winterville, North Carolina; Marie Wallace of Grifton, North Carolina; and Louise Williams of Snow Hill, North Carolina. He leaves a wide circle of relatives and friends. He was buried at Homestead Memorial Gardens in Greenville, North Carolina. His friends will miss him, but will never forget his smile.

Roger Kammerer
August 2005

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