July 24, 1929 - April 21, 2022
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/724750172/2/ The Celebration Service link: https://livestream.com/accounts/7325565/georgeclark https://vimeo.com/702098988 https://www.youtube.com/c/LindaMayo National, State and Local Celebration service: https://livestream.com/accounts/7325565/gvclark. Reverend Doctor G.V. Clark was born July 24, 1929 in Webberville, Texas to the late Reverend Amos Clark and Helen Rutledge Clark. Reverend Clark attended the Webberville Public Schools and the Austin Independent School District. He continued his education at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1958 after a tour of duty in the military. He earned a master of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He matriculated to further his graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin and the Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He was also bestowed an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Huston-Tillotson University. Reverend Clark was licensed and ordained to the Gospel ministry by the College Heights Baptist Church of Austin, Texas, where his father was pastor. He served successfully as the pastor of St. Mary Baptist Church in Pflugerville, Texas, and the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock, Texas. In March of 1970, Reverend Clark was called to the leadership of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and with him came visions of continued growth. God blessed Mt. Zion to procure two lots, and the Church family moved into its new edifice at its current location with pew seating for 1,200 members and room for an additional 300 chairs. During his 51 years of pastorate, property holdings constantly increased, which include ten single family units for senior citizens and a new Family Life Center to invest in better lives. Reverend Clark served as the moderator of the St. John Regular Baptist District Association, president of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, and President of the State Presidents’ and Moderators’ Council of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. He also served on the board of directors for the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and was an active member of the Baptist Ministers’ Union of Austin and Vicinity. He was the former secretary/treasurer of education for the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas. Reverend Clark’s former professional experiences include: public school teacher in Round Rock Independent School District; chaplain of Terrell State Hospital; chaplain of Austin State Hospital; director of training for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission; program specialist for Texas Rehabilitation Commission in the program areas of alcoholism, chemical abuse, and mental health and mental retardation; coordinator of equal opportunity, Texas Rehabilitation Commission; director of the Office of Civil Rights, Texas Rehabilitation Commission; and consultant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Reverend Clark served both locally and nationally in a number of organizations including the NAACP, Texas Public Employees Association, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Austin Council on Alcoholism. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 40 years, the late Bobbie Jean Higgins Clark. To this union three children were born. He is also preceded in death by his sons Robin and Vincent; his parents, Reverend Amos Clark and Helen Rutledge Clark; sisters, Alene Chambers, Hattie Lee Clark, and Bessie Clark; and brothers, Amos Clark and Willie Clark. Reverend Clark’s legacy will continue on through his daughter, Vicki Clark Merriwether; grandsons Reverend Tony Lee Merriwether, Jr. (Dr. Emilie Koenig Merriwether) and A. J. Clark; granddaughters Mary Annette Clark and Sydney Williams (Kiounis Williams); great grandchildren Carlton Vincent Lee Clark-Williams, Amari George Koenig Merriwether, Prince Cannon Clark Farris, and Antonie Alice Koenig Merriwether; sister Ruthie Hendricks (Clarence Hendricks); brother-in-law Reverend Charles Higgins; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives and family members. He also leaves to cherish his memory a special friend, Etta Young, close and dear friends, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family, and the religious and spiritual community throughout the nation and world.
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