Memorial services were held Wednesday, Aug. 29, for Walter David Clark Sr. at Glory Christian Fellowship International in Carson. Clark died on Aug. 22, 2012, at age 70.
Born July 12, 1942, Clark spent his formative years in Atlanta, Ga., and Gadsden, Ala., before his family moved to California. He was a graduate of Narbonne High School in Harbor City and earned an associate of arts degree from Harbor College. But he also held a School of Ministry diploma from Crenshaw Christian Center, where he had been a longtime member before joining Glory Christian Fellowship International in 2000.
Clark did much of his community work in Carson, where he had lived since 1974. He worked with several social organizations in both Carson and Long Beach such as the Manpower program, the Green Power Foundation, CETA, the Summer Youth Employment program, the Long Beach Committee on Economic Opportunities, Parks and Recreation, the Community Development Center of Carson and others.
In 1981, his mind for business and passion for cooking combined to establish Chicken N’ Cream stores at three locations. He downsized after several years, but continued to own D’ Clark’s Fried Chicken N’ Ice Cream and Mr. C’s Food Service until the late 1990s.
Clark is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley; a daughter, Kesia; three sons, David, Perris and Terek; seven grandchildren, Alyssia, Ashton, Micah, McKenzie, Keith, Kayla Doucette and Jasmine; two great-grandchildren, Kyel and Kylin; a sister, Roberta, and a brother, Jerry.
Pastor Alton Trimble was officiant. Interment was private.