Obituary for Ralph Eugene Clark

Ralph Eugene Clark, 92 of Fairlawn, passed away to his Heavenly home on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

He was born on December 3rd, 1925 in Bland, Virginia, and was the son of the late Luther and Ethel Clark. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Clark.

A World War II veteran, Ralph served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class under General Patton in Company H, 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Division. A plaster contractor by trade and an ordained minister, Ralph touched the lives of many whose paths he crossed. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Bernita Sarver Clark. Ralph was the cherished father of Mark D. Clark of Pulaski, John D. Clark of Radford, Angela C. Brown and husband Roy of Belspring, Katrina D. Marcy and husband Jeremy of Batavia, Ohio, and Luke N. Clark of Fairlawn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew Clark, Marissa Clark, Kristen Edmonds, Noah Marcy and Savannah Marcy; step-grandchildren, Logan Brown, Kayla Brown and Jacob Brown; his sisters, Louise Williams of Blacksburg, and Linda Knight and husband Jimmie of Warrenton, North Carolina; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services were held February 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Eddie Kendall and Gary Lester officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Burial Park in Fairlawn with military honors.

The family was served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at