Hugh Curry Clark, 88, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 15,. 2008 in Asheville, N.C.
He was born September 4, 1920 in Roxbury, the son of the late Isaac and Carrie Clark. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene V. Clark, in 1994.
Hugh left M.H. School in his junior year but graduated while he was in the service.
He was a veteran of World War II. He served as a paratrooper in the 21st Airborne from 1941 to 1945. His participation in the war included the African, Middle Eastern and European campaigns. One of the most historical battles that he fought in was at the Battle of the Bulge. He left the wartime military as a sergeant. After a number of years as a civilian, he returned to the service of his country in the USAF. He retired after 22 years of service at the rank of master sergeant.
His next career was with IBM, where he worked in quality assurance and management. His career in IBM started in Endicott, and he retired in 1986 in Charlotte.
Hugh was a man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
He was in revues, Dick Bunting put on and sang the song “They Always Pick on Me.” It was quite a hit.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Emma Fisher Clark of Hendersonville, N.C.; son, Victor W. Clark II of Ohio; son, Kit K. Clark of Concord; daughter, Cathleen E. Clark of Hendersonville, N.C.; sisters, Allegra Tomlinson and Beatrice Bussy, both of Halcottsville; brother, Victor W. Clark of Vestal; grandchildren, Devin Bouchelle of Hendersonville, N.C., Benjamin C. Clark of Fort Drum, Christian D. Clark of Concord, Reagan Clark and Jason Clark and his great-grandson, Tyree Clark, all of Kennesaw, Ga. Also surviving are Dr. John Clark, Asheville, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bussy and John Tomlinson, Halcottsville.
A graveside funeral was held at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews. N.C.