George Elwood Clark, 76, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022, at his home in Seagrove.
George was born on September 8, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Adaline Colter and George Edward Clark. He served 10 years in the United States Army Special Forces, but that was not the end of his military career. Mr.
Clark also served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps, where he retired as a First Sergeant. He then led a career in the United States Postal Service for 18 years, retiring as postmaster in Concord, North Carolina.
The indigenous mountain people of Vietnam had a special place in George’s heart. He served as president of Save the Montagnard People for the last 26 years. He was a member of the Special Forces Association as well as the Special Operations Association. In addition, he was a member of the 1072 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly, Council 724. Furthermore, he was a member of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Clark also loved to hunt and fish. He was incredibly outgoing, having never met a stranger. Most importantly, he loved to watch his grandchildren play. He was a proud pawpaw and adored his family.
George is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Phyllis Haithcock Clark. He is survived by his children: sons, George Edward Clark, Kevin E. (Beth) Clark, Jimmy Clark, daughters, Tera Sue Clark and Bryan Clark, all of MO. Stepdaughter, Hope (Tony) Baxter of Denton, NC, and 14 grandchildren. He is survived by his 96 year old mother, Adaline Colter Clark, also of MO. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Frances Fritz, brothers Pat (Vicky) Clark and Tim (Becky) Clark, all of MO. He is preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services for George will be held at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Save the Montagnard People, 5209 Mockingbird Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406 or Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is assisting the Clark family.