Robert Wayne Clark, age 64, of Salem, Va. was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday June 5, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born August 6, 1954 to Willard Pitzer and Mary Jewell Clark of Roanoke, Va.
Robert was a graduate of Jefferson High School, class of 1972. Robert was retired from a profession that he dearly loved, being a butcher. He was employed by Mick-or Mack until they dissolved, worked at Winn-Dixie till they left Roanoke and finished his career with Kroger. Boy, could he grill a steak!
Robert was a man who loved the Lord and being in His Word daily and was a faithful prayer warrior. Robert currently served as a deacon at East End Baptist Church and loved his church family. He loved serving as an usher and serving alongside his buddy Levi Suhr (age 12) as they shared their love of serving and of Mustangs.
He is preceded in death by his father, Willard Pitzer Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Milly Clark who enjoyed many great adventures in life of which the most recent was a life-long dream of attending the Daytona 500. He is also survived by 2 precious daughters, Kim Clark Saville and husband Tater of Eagle Rock, Va. and Tiffany Nicole Clark, Salem, Va. and fiancé Nicholas Luci of Roanoke, Va. He has 2 dear grandchildren, Makenna Dawn and Holden Gray. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Jewell Clark, sister Susan and Larry Meador, Mother-in-law Sarah Eller, Father/Mother in law, Harry Wayne and Juanita Dixon, sister-in-law, Donna and Ken King, brother-in-law, Mark Dixon; sister-in-law, Marty Eller; and aunt, Betty Moorman Sweat. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, AmberLee Dixon, Erin Beard (son Declan), Zach Beard, Lucas King, Grace King, Holly Henley (son Trenton), Luke Henley (son Christopher). 2 special step-daughters, Christy and Hope Watts. He is also survived by his granddog and special napping buddy, Ezio Clark; his only favorite cat, Primrose Clark and preceded in death by our sweet Buttercup.
Robert also leaves behind a loving Mustang family in the Roanoke Valley Mustang Club where he actively participated in the Annual car show, traveling to various car shows, cruising to scenic destinations (always involving eating) and enjoying the love of the Mustang of which he was an owner of a 1994 Red V8 GT.
Robert was also part of the “circle gang” of the Ellers, Keens, Foutzes and Warrens. He loved spending time with his friends in camping adventures, going to eat, enjoying a baseball game or just hanging out in the circle enjoying each other’s company.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home and Crematory in Salem.
A praise service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at East End Baptist Church; 1030 Mecca St NE, Roanoke, VA 24012; with Pastor Troy Mueller officiating. Burial will follow with military rights in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Va.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations can be made to a memorial fund at East End Baptist that will be used to further the work of telling others about Jesus.