BILLY K. CLARK, 58, of Palmer, AK, died on April 4,
2007, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. His ashes
were scattered at P.K. Lake in Texas.
Billy was born Sept. 5, 1948, in Cisco, TX. He was
a graduate of Ranger High School and attended two
years at Ranger Jr. College in Ranger, TX. He served
in the U.S. Navy until the early 1970's, returned home
& was a lab technician for Dr. Gohlke for several years.
Billy still played his music and had several clubs. He
was a self employed musician, singer, songwriter and
played with various bands in the Mat-Su Valley. He had
earned a musical scholarship to Ranger Jr. College
playing trumpet and percussion. He learned some of his
talent from the best by doing shows with John Anderson,
Cathy Twitty, Hank Jr., Willie and others. Back home in
Texas, Billy is best remembered for the band "Sassafrass."
His hobbies and special interests were family, music and
Billy is survived by his life partner, Carrie Williams
of Palmer; son, Zach Clark of Wasilla; daughters, Kady
and Kichele Clark of Palmer; sister, Paula Clark (RHS-
1971) of Big Lake; several aunts, uncles, cousins and
many loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Clark
in 1976, and his mother, Mary Clark in 1990.