Billy Ray Clark was born on September 7, 1932 in Woodward, OK; the son of Elgan Wilson and Verna Elizabeth Clark. Bill was the 7th of 8 children. After graduating from Woodward High School in 1950, he began working at Motor Equipment Company in Woodward, OK. He later joined the Air Force and served 4 years. He was stationed in Korea for a year and married Delores Love on July 11, 1953. Upon discharge from the Air Force, he went to work for Southwestern Bell where he worked for 34 years retiring on January 1, 1991. To this union, one son was born, Timothy Allen Clark. They also adopted their daughter, Cheryl. Billy loved OU football and gardening. He also loved sitting in his favorite chair watching the squirrels and birds eat. He is survived by his brother, Max Clark of Mineral Wells, TX, sister, Ann Lynes of Woodward, OK, daughter, Cheryl Clark, grandson, Kyle Clark and several nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, wife Delores Clark and son, Tim Clark; 3 sisters, Mary Ellen Clark, Theda Clark and Thelma Merrill, brothers, Edwin Clark and Phil Clark.
Visitation will be held at Matthews Funeral Home Thursday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 12, 2020 at Gracelawn Cemetery Edmond, OK.