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Dr. Robert S. Clark, Taylor County, KY (1931 - 2013)

He believed in an individual's responsibility to his community. He was an active member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, a founding member of Campbellsville Kiwanis Club, and a member of Clay Hill Memorial Forest Board. He was a member of the Kentucky Filson Club, Taylor County Historical Society, and a speaker for the Kentucky Humanities Council where he was recognized for his knowledge of the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. He was also a member of MENSA. His selfless community service was rewarded by his being named 2006 "Taylor County Man of the Year" by the Central Kentucky News-Journal and being given the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Christian Servant Leadership by Campbellsville University in 2007
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Dr. Robert S. Clark, 81, Campbellsville, KY,died at 9amET, Friday, April 5, 2013 in Campbellsville.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, April 7, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Jones and Dr. Robert Doty. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET at the funeral home.


Pallbearers wil be Matt Blanton, Chris Church, Rob Clark, Jonathan Kessler, Rick Mays, Allen Richardson, Jeff Suratt, and Tom Walters.

Honorary pallbearers will be Campbellsville University professors and staff who were co-workers.

Dr. Robert S. Clark, Taylor County, KY (1931-2013)

Dr. Robert S. Clark was the son of the late Albert Samuel Clark and Lillie Mae Gray Clark Berry. He was born Saturday, December 12, 1931 in Shelby County, KY. He died Friday, April 5, 2013 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 24 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

He was a lifelong minister and educator, having pastored two churches in Tennessee and served as Director of Missions for the Taylor County Baptist Association from 1999 to 2008. His educational background included a bachelor's degree from Georgetown College in 1953 and a theology degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received an MA degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Rank I and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Vanderbilt University; he also attended Tulane University for graduate work. He taught history and Social Services (1966-1976) at Campbellsville University and served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs (1976-1988) totaling 32 years of service.

He believed in an individual's responsibility to his community. He was an active member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, a founding member of Campbellsville Kiwanis Club, and a member of Clay Hill Memorial Forest Board. He was a member of the Kentucky Filson Club, Taylor County Historical Society, and a speaker for the Kentucky Humanities Council where he was recognized for his knowledge of the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. He was also a member of MENSA. His selfless community service was rewarded by his being named 2006 "Taylor County Man of the Year" by the Central Kentucky News-Journal and being given the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Christian Servant Leadership by Campbellsville University in 2007.

He united in marriage to Lillian Bruner December 18, 1948.

Besides his loving wife of 64 years, Lillian Clark of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • Three daughters and one son and spouses: Sandy and Larry Blanton of Paoli, IN; Renee and Marc Kessler of Greensburg, KY; Robert S. Clark, Jr. and Mary of Campbellsville, KY; and Beverly and Gerald Manley of Waddy, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Twenty-four great-grandchildren

  • One sister and brother in law: Betty and Jack Breniser of South Bend, IN
  • Several nieces and nephews

  • and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Clark and one great-grandson.

Expressions of sympathy should take the form of donations to the Robert and Lillian Clark Scholarship fund at Campbellsville University and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of Dr. Robert S. Clark

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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