Richard Clark, Jr.


Richard N. Clark Jr., dear faithful husband, father and grandfather, passed away May 10, 2017 at 90 years of age. Preceded in death by two sons, Robin Dale and Ryan Keith, daughter Rhonda Faye Clark Warner, father Richard N. Clark Sr., mother Margaret Clark and sister Carol Kaye Hoyo. His wife, Rheda Johnson Clark, and son, Richard Eugene, are his namesake heirs. Jeff Warner and Rhonda gifted him with his two grandsons, Jeff Clark Warner, and Clifton Chenier Warner.

Born on November 4, 1926, in Kennedy, Texas and having learned morse code as a hobby, placed him aboard a U.S. Navy flagship, in the Pacific, during WWII, at the age of seventeen, immediately upon graduation from Kennedy High School. He served the final years of the war until Japan’s surrender.

While attending Port Arthur College, in Port Arthur, TX, he met his beautiful wife Rheda. A two year romance led to becoming joined together in matrimony. They moved to Alamogordo, NM, where they both worked as civilian contractors for the US Air Force on confidential projects related to the missile technology.

His forty-five year career included employment with several space industry development contractors. Having worked as a technical writer for NASA, and retiring from employment as a scheduler for astronauts flying T38 jets from Ellington AFB, Houston, TX, placed him in a close personal contact with all the astronauts.

He loved flying single engine tail dragger aircraft, such as his Champ which he restored, and enjoyed for many years. His participation in community activities and volunteer services was numerous. He loved children.

He faithfully attended church with his family and the United Pentecostal First Church, Pearland, TX, is the final church they attended together; his having been converted to that understanding of the Bible by his precious Rheda.

We pray his eternity with his God is the reward of rewards as the Holy Bible professes.

The funeral service will be held at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, Friday, May 12, at 2:00pm., with visitation one hour prior to the service. A Graveside service will take place at 11:00am., Saturday, May 13, at Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, Louisiana.