Norman Lewis Clark, 81, of Orangefield, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at his residence.  Funeral services will be at  2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the First Pentecostal Church in Starks, Louisiana.  Officiating will be Reverend Greg Frazier, pastor of the church.  Interment will follow in the New Miller Cemetery in Starks.  Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. at the church.
Born on March 21, 1926 in Starks, Louisiana to Elzie and Nettie (Johnson) Clark, he was a longtime resident of the Starks area, lived in the Orangefield community for the last five years, worked as a carpenter in the construction industry, enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved to dance and spend time with his family.  Mr. Clark also worked as a ranch foreman and held at least one championship award for a show horse.  Mr. Clark was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War, II where he was stationed at the Salten Desert until an incident involving a flare gun and several (up until then) perfectly good airplanes.
Mr. Clark is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Susan Shelton; brothers, Curtis and Winfred Clark and his sister, Vertie Bell Miller.  He is survived by his wife Helen Clark of Orangefield; daughters, Norma Sabins and husband Paul and Wanda Ezernack and husband Joe all of Starks; sons, Tommy Clark and wife Judy of Houston, Bill Clark of Orangefield and Claude Clark and wife JoAnn of Tyler; sisters, Bertie Sabins and husband David of Starks, Nelva Tynes and husband Hewett of Fort Worth, Lucille Spell and husband Howard of Starks and Eva Rae Richard and husband Al of Starks; thirty-nine grandchildren, fifty-three great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  Numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.