the Rev. O.C. Clark

"Well done my good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21. Bro. Clark was promoted to heaven to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the age of 93. He has joined his faithful wife, Helen Queen Clark, whom he was married to for 59 years before her death in 1999. He was born and raised in LaGrange, GA and was a resident of Zachary, LA. Bro. Clark was a US Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He moved from Alabama/Georgia to Louisiana in 1949 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating in 1952, and continuing his education at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA and Trinity College in Clearwater, FL where he received his Doctorate of Theology. He pastored churches in New Orleans, Pineville, Pollock, West Monroe, Monroe, New Iberia, and Eunice for over 60 years. After retiring, he continued to serve as an interim pastor at several churches in Louisiana. He loved preaching the word of God and was a wonderful pastor. He was a "people person." He leaves behind his four daughters: Carole Clark Causey and her husband Jerry, Denise Clark Christ and her husband Gerard, both of Zachary, LA, Betty Clark Prather of Marksville, LA, and Diane Clark Hill and her husband Richard of Monroe, LA; grandchildren Angel Causey Bastedo and her husband Gary, Cynthia Causey, Jenni Causey Melder, Roie Prather and his wife Tammy, Kristy Prather Dubea and her husband Rusty, Ronnie Prather, Donnie Prather, Jeremy Christ and his wife Kathy, and Ryan Christ and his wife Courtney. Great-grandchildren Bridget Prather Crussel and her husband Nathan, Peyton Prather, Ashton and Grayson Bastedo, Amber and Abby Dubea, Charles and Elisabeth Melder, and Anthony and Meredith Christ. A great-great-grandchild Holden Crussel; his loving dogs Bitzy and Zoe; many nieces and nephews throughout the south who were so loving and kind to him by calling and visiting him; special "son" Rev. Les Harris; and special friends Mary Bennett, L.J. Stark and Larry and Caroline Beasley. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Helen; grandchildren Terry Causey and Amy Hill; parents Sallie Whitley Clark and Benjamin Clark; four sisters and three brothers. Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Zachary in Zachary, LA on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4pm until 8pm and then on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 9am until services at 11am, conducted by Dr. Reggie Bridges. Graveside services with military honors will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Baker, LA, conducted by Dr. Wayne Barnes. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Bro. Clark's name to the First Baptist Church of Zachary Building Fund, 4200 Main Street, Zachary, LA 70791. "Gone from our sight, but never our hearts and memories." Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

Funeral Home

Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. Zachary, LA
4230 High Street  Zachary, LA 70791
225-654-4480

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2013