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Franklin David ClarkNovember 7, 1935 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 81)
Franklin David Clark, 81, Chapin, SC, passed away on, August 22, 2017. Frank was born on November 7, 1935 in Live Oak, Florida.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Darlene Prevatt Clark; his loving children Janet (Scotty) Tisdale and David (Dawn) Clark; loving step-child Wen (Lisa) Cromer; cherished grandchildren Jamey (Megan) Clark, David Clark III, Bailee Clark, Brandon (Jessi) Tisdale, and Josh Tisdale; cherished step-grandchild Caydence Cromer; and extraordinary great-grandchildren Izzy Tisdale and Declan Clark.
Frank is also survived by his brother Jared (Jan) Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. and Oleta Clark, and by his brothers Raymond Clark, Dale Clark and sister Wynelle Rogers.
After graduation from Suwannee High School (Florida), Frank attended college in Aurora, Illinois until the US Army called. After being honorably discharged, he worked in insurance and in the pest control business, finally settling on starting his own business in 1963.
Frank was an experienced and successful builder and demonstrated a genuine interest in the home building industry on the local, state and national level. He was a licensed residential home builder, licensed home inspector and a licensed pest control operator in South Carolina. Having served as President in 1995 and being named Builder Member of the Year in 1994, 1999 and 2003, he faithfully served the Home Builders Association of South Carolina since 1987. Frank also served as Chairman of the S. C. Housing Hall of Fame, Chairman of the Land Developers Council, Chairman of the Disaster Relief Committee for the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Frank was elected a Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders in 2003 and a Senior Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders Association in 2013, having earned the CGR, GCB and CAPS professional designations. In 2004 Frank D. Clark was inducted into the SC Housing Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry through their work in building and development, public service and housing related areas such as education, architecture and planning. Also in 2004 Frank was appointed to the South Carolina Residential Builder's Commission by the Governor of South Carolina.
Frank was well-known as being, "Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!" His favorite poem was "The Dash" by Linda Ellis. The poem exemplified the way he tried to live his life. "For that dash represents all the time that he's spent alive on earth...And now only those who loved him know what that little line is worth. But it matters not how much we own. The cars...the hours...the cash. What matters is how we live and love. And how we spend our dash."
A memorial celebration will be held at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6–8 PM.