On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Keith Allen Clark of Beech Grove, passed away at the age of 61. Keith was born in Paragould on February 24, 1959 to William Ray and Lois (Bowden) Clark. He learned a great work ethic very early in life, working on the dairy farm and in the fields, shoulder to shoulder with his beloved brother, Michael, and their dad and uncle. He had a love for fishing at Lake Norfork and deer hunting in Melbourne. In everything he did, he always made sure he had family by his side. A love he developed as a young man was the business of real estate, obtaining his real estate license in 1977. He achieved Certified General Appraiser licensure and established Clark Appraisal Service in 1988. He worked in this capacity up until the very day of his passing for 32 years. Keith initially contracted for the Department of Housing and Development, eventually servicing 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas. He served in expert witness testimony, and was a former member of the Paragould Planning Commission. He was a past President of the local Board of Realtors, and prior member of the Progressive Democrats in Action of NEA. Keeping up with current events and politics was a long-time interest and hobby.
More importantly, he was a family man. He comes from a very close-knit immediate family. He was most proud of the fact that his whole family gathers each Sunday at his mother’s house for lunch, and has his whole life. He was previously married to Tracy (Harris) Clark. They wed in 1980 and had two children, Kristin (Clark) Zaharopoulos and Kandice Clark. Later in life, he wed Stacie (Kingston) Clark and shared a daughter Mahala Kingston. He loved nothing more than his children, and especially his grandchildren, Matthew and Molly. In looking through pictures of him throughout his life, there were many that included a child sitting on his lap. Other loves included watching Cardinals Baseball.
He is preceded in death by his father, William Ray Clark, along with his brother Michael Ray Clark. Survivors include his wife, Stacie (Kingston) Clark of Beech Grove, daughters Kristin (Clark) Zaharopoulos (John Zaharopoulos) of Springdale, Kandice Clark of Springdale, and Mahala Kingston of Paragould; his mother Lois Clark, of Beech Grove, along with his siblings Rusty and Lisa (Clark) Horton, Mark and Lana (Clark) Tedder, Brad Clark, Allen and Tiffany (Clark) Duty, and Jonatha (Clark) Brasher. He is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews and their families. He will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening at Heath Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Graveside service will be at Union Grove cemetery on Wednesday beginning at 10:00 am. Procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15 am. Pallbearers include Keith’s childhood friends and cousins.
Memorials can be made in Keith’s memory to The Greene County Children’s Home.
In order to comply with CDC guidelines, there is a limitation of 80 people allowed inside the facility at one time. Face masks are required inside the building and friends are asked to practice social distancing.