Robert Lee Clark, Jr.

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  • Name Robert Lee Clark 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 22 Nov 1963 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 2009 

    • Bill: HR 2085
      Legislative Session: 81(R) Council Document: 81R 28338 JGH-D
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      Last Action: 05/25/2009 H Reported enrolled
      Caption Version: Introduced
      Caption Text: In memory of Robert Lee Clark, Jr., of Streetman.
      Author: Cook
      Subjects: Resolutions--Memorial (I0710)
      CLARK, ROBERT LEE, JR. (N0533)
      House Committee: Rules & Resolutions
      Status: Out of committee
      Vote: Ayes=0 Nays=0 Present Not Voting=0 Absent=0
      Actions: (descending date order)

      Description Comment Date Time Journal Page
      H Reported enrolled 05/25/2009 10:00 PM
      H Adopted 05/19/2009 3965
      H Laid before the House 05/19/2009 3965
      H Placed on Congrat. & Memorial Res. Calendar 05/19/2009
      H Considered in Rules and Resolutions 05/18/2009
      H Referred to Rules & Resolutions 05/15/2009 3798
      H Filed 05/13/2009 [1]
    • 81R28338 JGH-D

      By: Cook H.R. No. 2085

      R E S O L U T I O N
      WHEREAS, Family and friends are mourning the untimely death
      of Robert Lee Clark, Jr., of Streetman, who died on April 9, 2009,
      at the age of 45; and
      WHEREAS, Bob Clark was born in Corsicana on November 22,
      1963, to Robert Lee Clark, Sr., and Lanelle Robinson Clark; as an
      adult, he was employed in construction in the petroleum industry;
      WHEREAS, For two decades, this esteemed Texan was a
      firefighter for the Streetman Volunteer Fire Department, and for
      the past 12 years, he distinguished himself as the department's
      chief, earning the respect and affection of his fellow
      firefighters; and
      WHEREAS, Chief Clark was an admired member of his community,
      where he took an active role in the annual Streetman Homecoming;
      known to many as "Santa Bob," he also played Santa Claus for area
      children every Christmas; and
      WHEREAS, Despite his myriad responsibilities, Chief Clark
      always found time in his busy schedule to make model airplanes, play
      horseshoes, and spend time with his friends and family, including
      his beloved grandchildren; and
      WHEREAS, Bob Clark worked selflessly in behalf of his
      community, and he enjoyed a life that was rich in the intangibles
      that matter most; now, therefore, be it
      RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
      Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Robert Lee Clark,
      Jr., and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to
      his wife, Cheryl Clark; to his children, Patrick Westover and his
      wife, Jessica, William Westover and his wife, Ann, Colton Smith,
      Ian Burns, and Heather Davis; to his grandchildren, Joshua and
      Christopher Westover; to his brother, Jerry Beamon; and to his
      other relatives and many friends; and, be it further
      RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
      prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
      Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Robert Lee
      Clark, Jr. [1]
    • Streetman fire chief killed
      In 4-wheeler wreck . . .

      A 4-wheeler accident claimed the life of Streetman Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Lee Clark, Jr., last Thursday.

      Full fire department services were held Tuesday morning in Fairfield for the fire chief.

      The fatal wreck occurred at 9:33 p.m. Thursday on FM 3059 near its intersection with FM 171 east of Streetman.

      Clark, 45, was riding north from a fellow firefighter's home to his home on the farm-to-market road when he struck a cow that was on the roadway, Department of Public Safety Trooper Curtis Putz reports.

      The 4-wheeler, a Honda Rancher model, rolled over and Clark was thrown onto the roadway, the DPS trooper says.

      The accident was by a friend who had been visiting at the some home as Clark and left a few minutes later.

      The SVFD chief was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield where he was pronounced dead.

      Clark had been a member of SVFD for 23 years and served as fire chief the past 12 years. For several years he volunteered as Santa Claus for the fire department's holiday toy giveaway. He worked as a heavy equipment operator.

      Funeral services were conducted at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield and internment was at Birdston Cemetery.

      The fire chief's body was transported on a fire truck to the cemetery, passing en route under the crossed ladders of two fire trucks, and detouring by the Streetman Fire Station.

      Streetman VFD members provided an honor guard and served as pallbearers. A second honor guard was made up of firefighters from throughout Freestone county.

      Clark is survived by his wife, Cheryl Clark of Streetman; five children, Patrick Westover and wife Jessica of Mexia, William Westover and wife Ann of Kemah, and Colton Smith, Ian Burns and Heather Davis, all of Streetman; a brother, Jerry Beamon of Lindale; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Christopher Westover. [2]
    Person ID I6522  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2020 

    Father Robert Lee Clark,   b. 28 Jun 1918,   d. 7 Nov 1965, Eureka Rfd, Navarro, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Lanelle Robinson,   b. Abt 1924,   d. 10 May 2003, Tyler, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F2358  Group Sheet

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F2377  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Texas Legislature Online.

    2. [S352] Fairfield Recorder, 16 Apr 2009.