Clark, Gerald Vance
Gerald Vance Clark, 77, of Pulaski, Va., died on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
He was born on January 16, 1929 in Bland, Va. and graduated from Bland High School. He then served in the United States Navy during WWII.
Mr. Clark was predeceased by a wife, Doris (Tissie) Clark; his parents, Charles Marvin and Bonnie Phillippi Clark; three sisters, Inez Quillen, Geneva Bruce and Patsy Clark and a brother, Donald Clark.
Mr. Clark retired as laboratory manager at Pulaski Community Hospital after 35 years of service. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Board of the American Medical Technologists and was a member and past President of the Virginia State Society of American Medical Technologists.
An avid Boy Scout as a youth, he became Scoutmaster of Troop 345 in Pulaski, earning Scouting’s highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award for his years of dedicated service.
He was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees, the Administrative Board, the Finance and Maintenance Committees, and in many other capacities. His public service included appointments to the Board of Directors at the Randolph House, the Town of Pulaski Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Board of the Free Clinic of Pulaski County.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Price Clark, Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Clark, Pulaski; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Neil McNeely, Franklin, Va.; grandchildren, Trey McNeely, Rachel McNeely, Maddie Clark, and Evan Clark; sister, Doris Hill, Leicester, Md.; and numerous Beloved Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 3 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Friday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 135 4th Street, NW, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.