William Arthur Clark

August 11, 2017


William Arthur Clark passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2017. Born in Charlotte, NC on January 20, 1958, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Miriam (Teeny) Clark. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1976 and then attended the University of Houston where he was a member of Sigma Chi. Bill was employed by Buy Two Way Radios and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conover.

He is survived by his brother, Bob Clark and his wife, Lauren of Charlotte and sisters, Nancy Sellers of Charlotte and Lynn Frost and her husband, Bob of Pittsburgh, two nieces and two nephews.

Bill was a unique individual with a contagious smile and a personality to match; he never met a stranger and enjoyed staying in touch with his lifelong friends. He was the happiest when he was on his Harley and cherished the friendships he met along the way.

A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Myers Park United Methodist Church. A private internment for the family will precede the service. The family will receive friends in Jubilee Hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Mecklenburg High School Foundation, 6800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com Phone: 704 641-7606

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  • Dawn Shrum

    I just saw Bill's obituary. I am heartsick. Bill & I became friends about 4 years ago. He was such a good man. Bill was the true southern gentleman. So glad God blessed me with his friendship. My deepest sympathies & condolences to all his loved ones. RIP my friend.

  • Kimberly Fox

    How could we have known in high school that now all these years later the world would be in such need of more men like Bill. Gentle, open, kind, warm and good to others. Why do they have to leave us too soon? Thank you, Bill, for sharing your gifts with us.

  • Cricket Bonnetaud

    Bill, thank you for your huge smile and positive attitude! You were so fun to be around and a great, cautious rider...even on those twisties hugging the mountains. You were an example of how to treat others and live to the fullest! You will be remembered always. Cricket and Philippe Bonnetaud (sorry to miss your homecoming celebration service Friday but I will play some of your favorite hymns.)

  • Mary Hill

    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. I have such fond memories of Bill in college. He was so sweet to me, always giving me a big hug when I would see him. He will be in my prayers along with his family and friends. Rest in peace my friend.

  • James Brown JB

    Well Bill and I were great friends. We met riding Harley's and were part of the same Chapter at Charlotte. We've done many rides to Myrtle Beach which is where the picture of him on the blue bike came from. We've been to the mountains in WV. He was with me when I got my firs tattoo. The last few years he came over for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners and watching football. I will miss my friend. Ride those clouds to heaven my friend, God is waiting. Your friend JB

  • Ginny Wheeler

    To The Family of Bill Clark:
    I am so shocked and saddened to read of the passing of Bill. I met Bill through a mutual friend who described Bill as a big teddy bear. That may sound silly but it stuck with me and it was true! Bill was sweet, smart, and a wonderful human being. Please accept my heartfelt condolence.

  • Sandra Tuttle

    To the Clark Family...I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I went to high school with Bill and have kept up with him thru my brother, Steve Tuttle who was one of Bill's closest friends since Jr. High School. Since then we've spoke on the phone and shared a friendship on Facebook. Everyone thought the world of him. He had such a sweet, gentle nature and contagious smile and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. God gained a beautiful angel.God bless.

  • Diane Hain

    I met Bill while we were both working at Blue Ridge Harley Davidson. I never saw Bill without a smile on his face and he spoke with such passion about motorcycle with each potential sale. Rest in peace.

  • Chris Edwards

    I would like to express my sympathy to the family in the loss of Bill. I didn't know him very long, but it was a genuine pleasure to work beside Bill on a daily basis. He made the work day interesting and we always had great conversations about amatuer radio, and other topics of similar interest.He was always upbeat and kept a positive attitude. I was on vacation when I learned of his passing and I was truly shocked to hear about it. He will be greatly missed here in the office.
    Christopher Edwards - Sales Representative -Buy Two Way Radios.

  • Steve Smelley

    I will miss you my forever friend!
    Words cannot express the void that is in my heart. It will be there until we meet again.
    You have been my Brother and BFF for almost
    40 years. Your gentle soul will be missed
    by many. You were a gift from God.
    And I will cherish the rest of my days the memories that we shared. I loved you so very much. I have faith that your mom and dad were
    waiting for you at the Pearly Gates.
    Rest In Peace my Brother.

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