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David Leroy Clark

August 2, 1939 — April 21, 2024

Nowata, Oklahoma

Faithful and Devoted Husband, Father, Servant, Mentor and Friend David LeRoy Clark passed away on April 21st, 2024.  Born in Independence, KS to Jewell Beatrice Clarkson and Carl LeRoy Clark on August 2nd, 1939, the eldest of three, his family moved to California and back to Kansas several times before landing in Tulsa. 

He graduated from Will Roger’s High School class of 1957 before attending the University of Tulsa on a music scholarship. There he met his forever partner also born in August 25 days later.  David married Sarah Lou during Christmas break at her childhood home in Rogers, AR on December 23, 1960.  Several years later he began his life’s work in Insurance working for USF&G as a claims adjuster in Tulsa.  In 1977 David became a partner in the Akright Insurance Agency on Maple in downtown Nowata, OK.  He was later able to purchase the agency renaming it to Total Insurance until retiring in 2004.  David belonged to many organizations; serving as officer and receiving many honors with the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis, serving as Elder and Board Member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Nowata, Toastmasters International, Freemasons, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Main Street America and Board Member of the Nowata County Historical Society Museum.  David embraced his role as business owner, husband, father, leader, mentor, communicator, advocate and volunteer.   He also loved the outdoors and walking in the woods, golfing, wandering mountainsides, hunting, enjoying an ocean vista or a beautiful desert view.  A trained Lifeguard since High School,  David was especially fond of the water; swimming, boating, sailing, skiing, fishing and scuba diving. 

A Celebration of Life service is planned for David L Clark Sunday, May 26th 2024 at 2:30 pm at the First Christian Church of Nowata at 211 S Pine, Nowata, Oklahoma.  Pastor Elizabeth Grasham presiding.

David is preceded by his parents and brother John.  Survived by his wife of 63 years Sarah, daughter Deborah and partner Natasha Rice, nephew Harlin Rice, Sister in law Marcia Clark, Sister Carlyn and husband Frank Ritter, nephew Stuart and wife Jenifer Ritter, niece Jennifer Hardgrave, Chris Hardgrave and great nephew Riley Hardgrave.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Sunday, May 26, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

First Christian Church of Nowata

211 S Pine St, Nowata, OK 74048

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