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Benjamin Clark

July 2, 1948 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 70)


Benjamin Clark, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was born in Springfield, MO on July 2, 1948, son of Robert and Marjorie (Calkins) Clark.

He was employed as a truck driver with Tysons in Green Forest for a number of years. Benjamin pastored Bobo United Baptist Church in the Bobo community for over 20 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Association and was a member of the executive committee until his health wouldn't allow it.

Benny was the Wilderpoint Bible Camp Director for over 15 years and many more years as a cabin father where he was known as "Mother Benny."

Benjamin was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Vietnam War. He loved fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Linda Clark of the home, son Benjy Clark and wife, Jade of Midland, TX, daughter Janita Warfield and husband Gary of Green Forest; grandchildren Lacey Snyder and husband Arthur of Berryville, Ethan Warfield and wife Jenny of Berryville, Peyton Warfield, Emma Warfield, Taryn Clark, Elexis Clark, and Grayson Clark; brothers Raymond Clark and wife Cathy of Oak Grove, Elmer Ray Clark and wife Kathy of Green Forest; and sisters Bobbie Briley of Berryville, Joyce Jones and husband Shannon of Elm Springs, and Sandra Robinson of Huntsville.

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marjorie Clark, brothers Jerry and Alvin Jay Clark; sisters Wanda Goldsmith and Judy Poor; sister-in-law Judy Autry; brothers-in-law Roy Gage and Lyle Thompson; nephews Johnny Estepp and Toby Mopin; mother and father-in-law Ruth (Taylor) and Clarence Gage.

Celebration of life service will be 10 AM, Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Pastor Bobby Young officiating. Interment will follow at Farewell Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, March 22, 2019 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest.

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