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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: CLARK; Tommy Lee-9/6/2004-USA/TX
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:20:38 +0100

Mr. Tommy Lee Clark ,
Died: June 9, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas
Tommy Lee Clark, 2004, a retired Navy veteran, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004
at a Fort Worth Hospital.

Tommy Lee Clark was born to Jim Tom and Kathleen Mae Keith Clark on July 11,
1942 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Since his first enlistment in Dallas, Texas on July 20, 1959, his dedicated
efforts have benefited numerous squadrons and shore enlistments. In October
1959, he served with the Catapult Crew aboard the USS Oriskany in WestPac
until he received orders to AD "A' School in Memphis in May 1961. He
utilized his new mechanical knowledge aboard VA-133, Cecil Field, Florida in
October 1961 until its decommissioning in August 1962, when he was
transferred to VA-12. In August 1963, he served at NAS Dallas, on the
numerous Reserve aircraft at the shore establishment until July 1967 when he
moved west, to Lemoore, California to cruise with the VA-147 aboard USS
Ranger. He continued his westward work on their P-3 and A-3 aircraft
supporting reconnaissance flights to Vietnam. In June 1971 he returned to
CCONUS and reported to training squadron, Twenty-One in Kingsville, Texas
until his final transfer to HS-2 in December 1975. Tommy took great
satisfaction in the knowledge that he made a definite contribution to the
strength and prestige of our nation.

The awards Tommy received include five Good Conduct Medals, two Navy Unit
Commendations, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, and Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Vietnam Services Medal, a
Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation and a national Defense Medal, all clearly
indicating his loyalty and devotion to the United States Navy.

Survivors include wife of 21 years, Frances Clark; daughters, Susan Nowak
and husband, Eddie; Tammy Cargill and husband, Terry; grandchildren; Justin
Don, Blake Renee', Justin Edward, Trace Caleb and Kateland Nowak, Thomas
Wayne and Taylor Dawn Cargill; mother, Kathleen Mae Zeigler; brothers and
sisters, Jeff Clark, Kathy Hollenbach, Vicki Shinn, Winston Clark, Bonnie
Brinkman, Jim Clark, Glenn Clark, and Kim Kilgore; and numerous aunts,
uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004 in Memory
Gardens Cemetery, Weatherford.

The family will receive guests from 6-8 Friday at White's Funeral Home,

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