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VICTORIA- Roy Clarke 82, of Victoria, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012. He was born in Goliad to the late Ralph and Sophie Goldsum Clark on March 1, 1929.
   Roy served his county in the United States Army. He then worked in the oil field retiring after 30 years with Schlumberger.
   He enjoyed his retirement years on his property in Mission Valley, often saying, "I am Perfectly Content".
    Roy is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Simmons and husband Roger and Linda Davis and husband Lee; and his son Allan Clark. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2012, at Grace Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Micah Simmons, Bryan Davis, Rob Freitas, Lee Davis, Roger Simmons.
   Memorials in Roy's name may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Growth Fund, 106 N. DeLeon, Victoria, TX. 77901. Grace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[courtesy of Susan Young]

Grave marker for Roy H. Clarke in Memory Gardens, Victoria (Victoria county), Texas.

Roy registered for the draft on 3 March 1947 while still attending high school.

It was not until 12 January 1951 that he was called to serve and was one of 30 men inducted at Victoria, TX that day.

Pvt Clarke graduated from jump school in July 1951 and was transferred to the 508th ARCT.

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