Robert (Bob) E. Clark
The family will bid a fond farewell to Robert (Bob) Earl Clark on Friday, Nov.15, 2019 by having an Episcopalian service at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church located on Nimitz Drive in Grants, New Mexico, followed by a reception at the Chamber of Commerce. We invite you to join us to celebrate his life.
A fifth generation Texan and a genuine Southern gentleman passed away on Oct. 28, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Bob was born in Austin, Texas to Isaac Bledsoe Clark and Lilla Wright Clark, the youngest of two brothers; he is survived by his older brother Knox from Houston, Texas, nephew, Robert Sanders Clark and wife Kaitlyn; two great nephews and two great nieces and several cousins. Bob is also survived by his partner John Martinez of Grants, N.M.
Bob was raised in Austin, attended schools and was a proud graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in hospital administration. He also attended Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in pharmaceuticals. After graduation he moved to Houston then to Dallas. Upon starting his professional career, he was a pharmaceutical salesman, then became Executive vice Director at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. His area of responsibility was public relations and community affairs. After several years at Parkland he ventured to start his own public relations business, The Clark Group Inc.
He devoted many long hours to the promotion of many and varied people, causes and companies, everything from wrestling matches to music concerts with entertainers such as Willie Nelson, the Osmand Family and even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, finally settling on specializing in the medical arena with such facilities as the Southwest Medical School and Baylor College of Dentistry.
After a few years of successfully running The Clark Group as a PR business it became The Clark Group Home Renovation Specialists.
Relocating to Grants, N.M. in 2009 became a grand adventure. He arrived here not knowing anyone but a couple of people; within a week he had immersed himself completely by volunteering with the Fire And Ice Bike Rally and Grants Main-Street, which led to working with Good Samaritan on the advisory board as well as with Special Olympics. But his pride and joy were his contributions to the Chamber of Commerce and his involvement with All Saint Episcopal Church. At All Saints he served on the Bishops Committee as well as being asked to serve as Bishops Warden. All the while opening and managing Rocky's on Route 66, a consignment gallery in old downtown Grants for eight years.