The Obit For Ray Clark

Raymond Clark
(1934 - 2012)

Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 22, 2012

Raymond (Ray) was born on October 2, 1934 in Langston, Oklahoma and passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2012.

He originally moved to Bakersfield after graduating from high school, and then returned in 1966 after his honorable discharge from the Air Force and subsequently playing professional minor league baseball with the Albuquerque Dukes.

He spent most of his adult life in Oakland, CA, and returned to Bakersfield in 2003 after suffering a stroke. What people cherished most about Raymond was his robust zest for life, sports and his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma; his daughters, Deborah Clark, Deirdre Clark Grimes, (born from his marriage to Alberta Dixon Jenkins), and his son Darnell Clark (born to Raymond and Betty James); his four brothers and a sister, four grandkids, three great grandkids, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitations will be Friday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, from 11-12 noon; with the Memorial service also Saturday at 12:00 noon. All at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 Madison St, Bakersfield, Ca 93307.

Services Entrusted to: Beloved Care Funeral Service.