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James Lee Clark, of Moore, went peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Dec. 25, 2014, with his devoted wife and loving family by his side. James was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Tishomingo, to George Emerson and Jesse Lee (Clifton) Clark. James was joined in marriage to Norma Vaughn on Nov. 2, 1967. They celebrated 48 years of marriage and chose to make their home in Moore. James became employed at Tinker Air Force Base in 1965, where he was employed as an electrician until he retired on April 30, 2007, after 42 years. James and Norma became members of the Sunnylane Baptist Church where James accepted the Lord as his Savior and became a Christian in 1969. James and Norma joined the First Baptist Church of Moore in 2000 where they served the Lord. James was a faithful servant and became involved in a number of ministries at the church including the Care Center, the widows ministry, Vacation Bible School and the maintenance ministry. James and Norma were eager to share the Word of God and looked forward to their work on the mission field. James loved to travel. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and watching the Oklahoma City Thunder play. One of the highlights of the year was to go pheasant hunting with his brother-in-law, Wayne and son, Rick. Another event he particularly enjoyed was deer camp every November with his sons, Jim and Rick and grandson, Rock. James was preceded in death by his parents, George Emerson and Jesse Lee Clark and a sister, Ladawn Driskell. James is survived by his wife, Norma; three sons, James Lee Jr. of Ada, Rick and wife Kay of Urbandale, Iowa, and Raymond of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Rock and wife Laura of Tulsa, Lindsey of Ada, David Nickell II and wife Diane of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Brent Nickell and wife Amanda of Urbandale, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Nickell of Urbandale, Iowa, and Jaeven Bowler of Ada; one sister, Georgia Fulmer and husband Jim of Edmond; one brother, Charles Emerson of Oklahoma City; and many nieces, nephews, family members and a host of friends. Services Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Moore. Interment followed at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home. Services were under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore.
Published on  January 7, 2015
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