Bernard H. Clark
Bernard H. Clark, age 90, was a lifelong resident of Greensboro, FL until he passed away on May 7, 2013. Bernard was born on November 1, 1922, the son of Horace and Susie Barineau Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Kenneth Clark of Sarasota, FL. and James "Jimmy" Clark of Greensboro.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Effie Truluck Clark, daughter, Susan Hinton and husband James of Orlando, FL. and son Stephen Clark and wife Billie June of Tallahassee, FL; three grandchildren, June Mobley and husband Paul of Tallahassee and Scott and Stephen Hinton of Orlando; two sisters, Betty Jane Rowan of Ocala, FL and Anna Lois Antemann of Johnstown, PA; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bernard was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Greensboro where he taught Sunday School and served on various committees during his lifetime.
Bernard graduated from Greensboro High School in May of 1940. He then entered the University of Florida in September 1940. His college term was interrupted in 1942 when he entered the U.S. Army to serve in World War II.
Cpl. Clark was in the Battle of the Bulge and served as a Heavy Machine Gunner during the war. He returned to the University of Florida after the war and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in June 1947. Bernard became an Associate County Extension Agent for Gadsden County where he dedicated his service to the youth and livestock programs of the community until he retired in 1979.
He received recognition and awards during his years of service but always said it was knowing he helped the youth of the community that made his job so rewarding. He was inducted into the Florida 4-H Club Hall of Fame during the 4-H Congress held in Gainesville, FL in July 2005.
Bernard was also a Charter Member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, which was organized in 1948, making him a member for over 65 years.
He served as Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor for District 3 in 1962, receiving recognition for exceptional leadership and devoted services by Florida District Kiwanis International. Bernard believed strongly in the many community services his local club has provided over the years and enjoyed participating as a member.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, Greensboro United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice .
Funeral will be at 11 A.M., Saturday, May, 11, 2013 at the Greensboro First United Methodist Church, with interment at Flat Creek Cemetery with Military Honors.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.