Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

James Clark JAMES R. CLARK, 90, passed away March 13, 2008 with burial in Fordyce, AR. Mr. Clark was born Aug. 30, 1917, in Fordyce, AR, to Urban and Anna Clay Clark. He always had something humorous to say to make you smile, something motivating to inspire you. Shortly after his graduation from Arkansas A&M, he met the love of his life, Julia Virginia Holland, at a hometown basketball game in Glendale, Ark. He walked her home that night and after three months of those walks, he married her in 1941. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage before her passing on July 5, 2007. He retired as super- intendent of schools in Ranger, TX before retiring after 36 years of service in public school education. He was a loyal Lions Club member for 29 years. He was also a World War II veteran. He built his home and community, founded deeply in the love for Jesus and lived by the "glass is half full" mentality. Survivors at the time of his death: sister, Margaret Hamilton; brother, Kenneth Clark; daughters, Judy Morris and husband, Marlin, and Janie Clark Cavender (RHS-1971) and husband, David; son, James Clark Jr.; grandchildren, Marla Kay Morris, Rhonda Berry and husband, Joel, Shelley Henson and husband, Glen, Greg Clark and wife, Cynthia, Justin "Red" Sanders and Whitney Sanders; & great-grand- sons, Braxton and Brock Berry. Family of James Clark Ranger friends celebrating Clark, include son Jimmy, daughters Judy & Janie, Langfords, Meridiths, Matthews, Jean Dixon Ford. Family of James Clark Clark won the bet and got a parade trip down main street in a wheel barrow, complete with a fire truck and band. Drilling a soil sample for the new school in Ranger. Julia & James Clark WIFE: JULIA VIRGINIA HOLLAND CLARK, 84, died July 5, 2007, with burial in the Oakland Cemetery at Fordyce, AR. She was the daughter of Ottis & Elva Holland. Julia graduated from Glendale, Arkansas. Soon after high school she meet the love of her life, James R Clark, a first year teacher who won her heart when he met her at the home town basketball game. He walked her home that night and after three months of those walks, he married her in 1941 and spent the next 66 years loving her. They lived all throughout Arkansas and then moved to Texas, where her husband James had taken the job of school district administrator. Together they raised their children in the Baptist Church and Julia took a vital role leading the youth department and as a Sunday school teacher. Her husband, her children, and their community were her life and her legacy will live on through them for generations to come. She was born August 15, 1922 in Dumas, AR. Julia is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, James R. Clark and her younger sister, Dorthy Kinney. Also daughter and son-in-law, Judy & Marlin Morris of Hurst, TX; son, James Clark Jr. of Grapevine, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Janie Clark (RHS-1971) and David Cavender of Grapevine, TX. She is also survived by 6 adoring grandchildren: Marla Kay Morris of Grapevine, TX; Rhonda Berry of Colley- ville, TX; Shelley Henson of Phoenix, AZ; Greg Clark of Oklahoma City, OK; Justin Red Sanders of Fort Worth, TX; Whitney Virginia Sanders of Grapevine, TX; and two wonderful great-grandsons: Braxton and Brock Berry. Julia Clark