BEECH GROVE — On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Keith Allen Clark of Beech Grove passed away at the age of 61. Keith was born in Paragould on Feb. 24, 1959, to William Ray and Lois Bowden Clark.
He learned a great work ethic very early in life, working on the dairy farm and in the fields, shoulder to shoulder with his beloved brother, Michael, and their dad and uncle.
He had a love for fishing at Lake Norfork and deer hunting in Melbourne. In everything he did, he always made sure he had family by his side.
A love he developed as a young man was the business of real estate, obtaining his real estate license in 1977. He achieved certified general appraiser licensure and established Clark Appraisal Service in 1988. He worked in this capacity up until the very day of his passing, for 32 years.
Keith initially contracted for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, eventually servicing 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas. He served in expert witness testimony and was a former member of the Paragould Planning Commission.
He was a past president of the local board of Realtors, and prior member of the Progressive Democrats in Action of NEA. Keeping up with current events and politics was a longtime interest and hobby.
More importantly, he was a family man. He came from a very close-knit immediate family. He was most proud of the fact that his whole family gathered each Sunday at his mother’s house for lunch and had his whole life.
He was previously married to Tracy Harris Clark. They wed in 1980 and had two children, Kristin Clark Zaharopoulos and Kandice Clark. Later in life, he wed Stacie Kingston Clark and shared a daughter, Mahala Kingston.
He loved nothing more than his children, and especially his grandchildren, Matthew and Molly. In looking through pictures of him throughout his life, there were many that included a child sitting on his lap. Other loves included watching Cardinals baseball and raising cattle.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Ray Clark, along with his brother, Michael Ray Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Stacie Kingston Clark of Beech Grove, daughters Kristin Clark Zaharopoulos (John Zaharopoulos) and Kandice Clark, all of Springdale, and Mahala Kingston of Paragould; his mother, Lois Clark of Beech Grove; along with his siblings, Rusty and Lisa Clark Horton, Mark and Lana Clark Tedder, Brad Clark, Allen and Tiffany Clark Duty and Jonatha Clark Brasher.
He is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and their families. He will be dearly missed by all.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today in Union Grove Cemetery. Procession will leave Heath Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Visitation was Tuesday.
Pallbearers will include Keith’s childhood friends and cousins.
Memorials can be made in Keith’s memory to The Greene County Children’s Home.
In order to comply with Centers for Disease Control guidelines, there is a limit of 80 people allowed inside the facility at one time. Face masks are required inside the building and friends are asked to practice social distancing.
Online registry: www.heathfuneralhome.com