Richard “Rick” Clark of Slaton passed away peacefully on April 02, 2018.
Rick was born in Ada, Ok to Pete and Peggy Clark in June of 1951. The family relocated to Clovis, NM where he attended school through jr. high. Rick, his parents and brother relocated to Fort Sumner, NM where he attended high school. Rick married his wife, Cindy, in 1970. They had their first child, Mary, in 1973. The family moved to Lubbock in 1974 then to Slaton where Rick has resided for the past 43 years. In 1977 Rick and Cindy became proud parents to a son who passed away at birth. In 1978 Rick and Cindy were blessed with a daughter, Ricki. Time continued to march on and Rick became “Papa” to Austin, Travis, and Kirsten. Rick enjoyed his grandchildren over the years with camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, and cookouts. The next season of life brought great-grandchildren, Zack, Alice, Saria, and Daphne. His catch phrase for his great-granddaughters was “shortcake” and for his great-grandson was simply, Zack who Papa always insisted on making sure batteries were charged for the four wheeler.
Rick spend his life working as a mechanic and a truck driver. He was a hard worker and dedicated to his job. He worked rain, snow, and shine. He was a dedicated, hardworking man and that is a characteristic he carried throughout his entire life.
Rick loved watching westerns, fishing, riding motorcycles, and fast cars. Any free time he had was spent doing one of those things.
If Rick could say one last thing it would be thank you to the friends and family who cared for and loved him during the time he needed it most. There are far too many people to list but know that each visit, each phone call, every prayer, and every touch was appreciated and cherished by him. Each one of you provided a unique support that only you could provide—Thank you!
A special thanks to Hospice of the South Plains, specifically Tammy, Elouise, Erin, Dave, and Mindy.