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David Harley Clark

September 18, 1959 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 58)

David Harley Clark, 58, passed away at home March 25, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.  He was born September 18, 1959 in Bristol, Tennessee to the late Captain Gerald Harley Clark and Elizabeth Ann Clark Clark.    David grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He moved with our parents back to Bristol, Tennessee in 1976 to finish high school.  He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1982.  He visited a friend in Pensacola, Florida which led him to move to the panhandle of Florida in the mid 1980’s.  David was a kind and generous brother; he was a good friend.  He loved, enjoyed, excelled at, and was recognized for his retail sales both at MacRae’s Department Store in Fort Walton Beach and Joseph A Banks in Destin, Florida.  He enjoyed traveling.  Was always willing to organize the destination and accommodations.  He discovered many unique and interesting artifacts, shark’s teeth and old bottles in the rivers and landscape around Fort Walton Beach.  David will be sorely missed by his friend, John Paul Harris of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; brother, John Gordon Clark of Chesapeake, Virginia; sister,  Rebecca Ann Clark Cyzycki & husband Paul Michael Cyzycki of Ormond Beach, Florida and their son Niles Clark Cyzycki & wife Mari Josephine Clark Cyzycki of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; sister, Pamela Clark Reed & husband William Washington Reed of Norfolk, Virginia and their children, William Clark Reed of Norfolk, Virginia and Elizabeth Lanier Reed, Encampment, Wyoming. The family would like to thank Regency Hospice of Fort Walton Beach, Florida for their care and support in the last few weeks of David’s life.  A private Celebration of Life was held Saturday, April 14, 2018 near Fort Walton Beach, Florida.   Memorial donations may be made to the America Cancer Society or other caner research foundation of your choice.  McLaughlin Mortuary of Fort Walton Beach, Florida handled arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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