In Memory

Bruce Edward Clark

Bruce Edward Clark was welcomed into the arms of God on February 9, 2015.

Bruce was born on June 25, 1930 to William Edward and Alma Pearl Clark in Abilene, Texas and grew up in the Iberis community south of Abilene with his younger brother, Charles Lee Clark. Bruce attended Wylie schools, after which his family moved into Abilene. 

He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and served in the U.S. Air Force. 

On April 30, 1960, Bruce married Sue Carol Armstrong in Abilene at Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church. Bruce worked for Abilene Builders Supply and WTU for many years. They lived in Abilene with their two sons, Mark Edward Clark, and Jon Nathan Clark until January, 1976 when Bruce accepted a job with Angelo Refrigeration and Restaurant Supply as a Equipment Design Consultant. He retired in 1997.
Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family. He coached both sons in baseball and loved attending many music and sports events to cheer on his grandchildren. He was a 62-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Bruce sang in many quartets – his favorite was with his two sons in “Jubilee”. He served his favorite hobby in many areas – in Abilene as Director of the Memory Men Chorus and in San Angelo with the Twin Mountain Tonesmen chorus, and was honored with numerous local, regional, and national awards. Bruce enjoyed attending Central High School football games and had occupied the same seats with his family for almost 30 years. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in San Angelo where he sang in the choir. 

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Sue Clark, parents, William “Ed” and Alma Clark, and sisters-in-law, Molly Jenkins and Laverne Clark. He is survived by his brother, Charles Lee Clark, and niece Kim of Abilene; sons, Mark Edward Clark and wife Karen, and Jon Nathan Clark and wife, Libby; grandchildren Ryan Clark, Cameron Clark, Kelly Cooper, Cory Cooper, and Katie Cooper; and great-grandchildren Cooper Santiago, Christian Santiago, and Tatum Ramirez, all of San Angelo; and countless friends.

Graveside service was held at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10 am with Pastor Sam Hunnicutt officiating. Family visitation was on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5 pm-7 pm at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Arrangements were with Robert Massie Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir or West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

“Dad, we are sure you have already formed a quartet in heaven. We will miss your talented bass voice and loving companionship, but this not the end. For you it is a new beginning. We love you and will look forward to seeing you and singing with you again.”