Roy James Clark, 61, of Taylor passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at a Round Rock hospital. Roy was born on June 24, 1959 in Grayson, KY, the son of James Sawyer Clark and Clara Bell Mullins. He moved to Columbus, OH in 1982 where he worked for the next 30 years, 25 of which were in the freight industry for Yellow Freight. Roy married his wife Maggie on July 7, 1979.
Roy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maggie Dameron Clark of Taylor; his daughter, Candy Clark of Round Rock; one grandson, James Karson Clark-Lanning of Round Rock; his father, James Clark of Temple, TX, 1 brother, Scott Gilbert, of Grayson, KY, and 3 sisters, Loretta Spillman of Grayson, KY, Teresa Bauer of Grahn, KY and Mary Smith of Grayson, KY.
He was a man of strong character and a positive, forward-thinking mindset. He encouraged his family and friends to do and become whatever they wanted to be. He believed whole-heartedly that it was possible to do anything and his own life proved it out many times. He was always encouraging and helpful to all those around him – always assisting friends with home projects. He was full of fun and mischief and knew how to make life enjoyable. He was a man of faith who lived out what he believed by giving back in every way he could.
Roy was always fully committed to everything he did – work or play. There was no middle of the road. He was an avid photographer. He loved to be outside taking photographs of nature, especially wildflowers. He also loved to shoot weddings and parties because he so enjoyed the people and wanted to help them celebrate. He was a foodie long before foodies were a thing. He taught himself to cook by watching the Food Network during the winter when he was bored being inside. He loved to travel and began incorporating a lot of foodie places and photography into his stops when he was traveling. He was a huge barbeque fan and wanted to try all of the barbeque places. After moving to Texas, it became a regular activity to find and try new barbeque places. He was a tinkerer. He loved to examine things and figure out how they worked. He was fascinated by motors and mechanical devices – and took most of them apart to examine them and see how they worked.
Roy thoroughly enjoyed life and was always looking for an adventure. He definitely knew how to look for the joy and to concentrate on joyful things rather than anything else that might be going on. He has set the bar high and been an incredible example for his family.
Roy’s desire was that his family not mourn his death, but rather, celebrate his life. It is our desire to honor his wishes. We want to remember all of the good and positive things and his joyous personality. We ask that friends and extended family do the same.
A virtual memorial service will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM on Zoom with Pastor H.K. Ballard officiating. Please find the Zoom link below.
Meeting ID: 839 6593 5489
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to :
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Save the Children
500 Kings Highway East Suite 400, Fairfield CT 06825