A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, he died after a short illness Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his daughter, son and granddaughter. He was 86, a graduate of LSU, a veteran of the U.S. Army
Air Corps, who served during World War II
and then in Korea and Vietnam as a Marine Corps Officer. He retired a 30-year veteran from the USMC with the rank of Colonel and was decorated with the Purple Heart
, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star
with "V" device among other awards. Following his retirement from the military, he chose a second career as an Industrial Instrumentation instructor at Sorrento Vocational Technical School, utilizing training in Electronics Engineering received at the Naval Postgraduate School early in his military career. He retired from state service after 18 years. David accepted the salvation freely given by his Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 64. We rejoice because we know we will see him again when we pass from this life into eternity. He is survived by a daughter, Lisse and her spouse, Martin Duvic; a son, Russell "Rusty" Clark; grandchildren, Rachel Sharp, Stacey Duvic, David Duvic and spouse, Rebekah, and Eric Duvic; great grandchildren, Sydney and Marrisa Harrison, Ace Sharp, Madison and James Duvic; a sister, Verna; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by Martha Joubert Clark, his wife of 60 years; parents, Russell and Lillian Clark; and sisters, Doris Mighell and Evelyn Clark. Visitation is at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5 p.m. until service at 7 p.m. conducted by Mark Rumfello. Interment with Military Honors will be at Port Hudson National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Believer's Bible Fellowship, 11020 Stanley Aubin Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in his behalf. Please visit the online guestbook at www.rabenhorst.com.