Gene Thacker Clark, of Mauriceville, passed away Thursday, Dec 15.

Funeral services to remember his life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Interment will follow in the Williamson Cemetery in Vidor. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Born Aug. 29, 1932 to Fad Howard Clark and Iva (Ratcliff) Clark, he lived in the Mauriceville area for most of his life. Gene worked in the engineering field as a respected electrical designer, his interests were his family, gardening, cooking and hunting. He happily shared his famous dill pickles and Clark Roses with his many friends and co-workers.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Dorothy Peco, Madelene Neel and Elnora Schexnayder.

Fortunate to cherish his memory are his children, Raejean Grimes German and husband, Norman and Martin Clark; grandchildren, Hunter Grimes and Lacy Grimes; devoted brother, Herman Wade Clark; mother of his children and lifelong friend, Johnnie Ruth Martin Clark and many loving nieces and nephews.