In Memory of Frank M. Clark
Frank Milton Clark
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 twentythree years of service as the family historian and national coordinator on the executive board of the ClarkRodan 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 (18741945) 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 ClarkRodan Family Reunion, he was a member of VFW Post 7032, an adjutant historian of American Legion Post 39, VicePresident of the Pitt County Veterans 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.
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Created: Aug. 20, 2005.