of Compton, AR
June 21, 1950 - September 27, 2021
William Charles Clark, age 71, of Compton, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at his home. He was born June 21, 1950, in Harrison, Arkansas, the son of Charles Cleatis and Evelyn Chrystene Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant grandchild. Charles was born and raised in Compton. He enjoyed mule riding, hog hunting, square dancing, and two-step dancing. His favorite thing to do was Face-timing his grandchildren. He was a member of the Moose Lodge organization. During his time serving in the United States Army, he served as a Sargeant E5 and taught troops how to drive tanks. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Charles is survived by two sons, Charles "Cody" Clark of Green Forest, Arkansas and Charles "Curtis" (Laken) Clark of Rogers, Arkansas; three daughters, Jacque Heintzman (Larry Smith) of Nashville, Tennessee, Cimberly (Roger) King of Huntsville, Arkansas, and Chrystal (Shawn) Willis of Jasper, Arkansas; three sisters, Charlene (Ron) Shaver of Compton, Kay (Kenny) Snow of Harrison, and Michelle (Nathan) Baker of Harrison; eight grandchildren, Samuel (Alexandria) Clark, Gregory Smith, Harlie Hutton, Anthony Smith, Alex Smith, Ashlyn Willis, Ellison Willis, and Palin Clark; one great-grandchild, Gentry Clark; several nephews and nieces whom he loved dearly. Graveside service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, October 1, 2021, at Beechwood Cemetery in Ponca, Arkansas, with Stanton Willis officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Davidson, Curtis Clark, Terry Clark, Samuel Clark, Gregory Smith, Anthony Smith and Travis Wickey.
All my love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charles was loved so much by so many. I’m proud my sons were able to have known him. He was a true cowboy in every sense of the word.
Curtis, you are in our thoughts and we are saying a prayer of peace and comfort for the coming days. Sincerely, Coach and Lil Bock
To all of Charles family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Charles was the type of person that made everyone feel “right at home” whether the first time you met him or you had know him for years. That big ol’ smile will be greatly missed but all of those who have gone before us will welcome that smile and generous man in Heaven. Prayers to all of the family for God to give you strength, comfort and healing in the months ahead. God bless you all. Vicki Petree Stuart
In 2001 I was lucky enough to meet Charles and His whole crew when I moved to Compton. Pops quickly included me as one of his own and for that I will be forever grateful. He was a rock for me through many, and sometimes difficult, situations, but always managed to say just the things I needed to hear. I will surely miss our phone calls when we would laugh, reminisce, joke and get teared up at times, but he never judged me for who I am. Go rest high " you dirty dog" you are loved and will be greatly missed.God watch over this family and help bring them peace. Love and Prayers.
Keeping Jacque and the family in my heart during this difficult time. Big hugs to you sweet friend.
Mike and I will sure will miss you up here on the mountain Charles. Won’t be the same without “the Mayor of Compton”We will never forget our first hog hunt on horseback with you leading the way on your mule. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family.
Rest in peace
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.
I sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your families.
Our prayers are with you for your loss. God bless you all. We will keep you in our prayersRick and Barbara Carter and family
You was the life of the party ..always friendly and always willing to take new comers for rides on many horse trails , to see the beauty here in our little town .( Compton Ar )...Thanks Charles for some great memories !
So sorry to hear about Charles. Such a happy rider, always telling stories, always entertaining, always the shining star of our rides! Rest easy Cowboy 🙏
Charles was more than just a friend, he was someone you could always count on in thick and thin. I count myself lucky to have met him and for him to have called me friend. He will be forever in my memory and sorely missed.
Praying for Cim, Cody…& Kasey
Charles was one of a kind. Always smiling, making you wonder what he was up to. He always had a Big soft heart for kids. Never a dull moment with him. Lots of great memories of him and the kids at the Newton County Fair and gatherings at Ponca. Great heavy equipment operator! He will be missed by so many. Love and prayers for all the family.
A lot of great memories. Sure gonna miss him on the trails & him always making me smile. Fly high cowboy. So sorry to his family & friends, my prayers are with them. ❤🙏
Prayers and hugs to all the family. I good man. He will. Be greatly missed. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
RIP Charlie. We've rode many a mile together on the trails and wagon train. Had some fun times at horse camp. You will be missed my friend. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
Prayers and condolences and sympathy to all family members and friends of Charles. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Charles was a great guy and will for sure be missed...Prayers for his family and friends 🙏❤
I pray for the family may God be with you all
I knew Charles and mostly his aunts and uncles. He was a friendly guy and a great dancer, as I remember from years ago. 🙏🙏🙏 for all the family.
I met Charles ("Pops" to me) when I moved there in 2001. He and his family welcomed me and soon became an almost daily part of my life. He was always there with a helping hand or a welcomed piece of advice. I'm glad to have known you and happy to have called you my friend.The entire family are in my thoughts and prayers as they go through this tragedy.
We met Charles when building our house in 2006. He was always a character, for sure! He was a good friend and neighbor to us over the years. Mike enjoyed stopping by and visiting with him when he caught him at home. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Fly high cowboy! I know your mule Whiskey River and your favorite hog dogs Buddy and Rascal will be waiting for you on the other side! You will be missed by everyone that loves you! I am praying for peace and comfort for the family.
He will be missed by many. So sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers for all.
CHARLENE, KAY, SHELLY & FAMILY..SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.... PAUL & FAYE SCROGGINS.
Oh how I’m in shock we have lost a wonderful friend. He was such a hoot. Him and my mom’s friendship goes way back when I was a kid. My mom and dad and Charlie and his first wife use to go square dancing and country dancing back in the day when people still square danced. U couldn’t help to love Charlie he was the life of the party. I believe Charlie would help anyone in need or would give his shirt off his back , that was just Charlie. The man loved to dance and he was very good at it. I believe Charlie is dancing in Heaven today. Charlie wouldn’t want us to be sad but how could u not be sad , we lost a great guy. We will see him again , and don’t be surprised if he isn’t dancing lol! My thoughts and prayers go out to his sons, daughters, grandchildren, sisters , other family and his friends but they n his book they were family too. Charlie will be missed by all that knew him and especially by my mom Helen ( Nana) Lowery his dance partner at the Moose Lodge. I’m sending my prayers to everyone that Charlie touched their life some way. I want to send these comforting scriptures to his kids and family . I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcame the world. John 16:33A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.Pro.17:22Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 God Bless With Love, Melissa LoweryP.S. Until we see you again Charlie , keep those floors In Heaven hot dancing ! We Luv U and Will Miss U Charlie! ❤️
I am very sorry to hear what happened my heart and prayers goes out to the family.
Cody & Curtis, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort your hearts during this time.Lynn (Hefner) Chandler
Charles was a great man always smiling, cutting up and making jokes he would help anyone he could he will truly be missed prayers go out to the family
Charles was one of our best friends, weekends spent with Charles at our Bar B Q s or at our horse camps were always special, he was the life of the party, we truly loved this man, he will greatly be missed.
So sorry to hear this. Prayers to the family.
I enjoyed exploring the Buffalo River on horseback with Charlie. Charlie wanted me to make gold crowns for his best hog dog when he broke his canine teeth off. He will be missed by the members of the class of “68”.Lynn Keener
Rode a lot of miles on horseback with him
Charles a good man, always smiling, telling stories and making jokes. He will be missed. Praying for his family
CHARLENE , KAY & FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU & PRAYING FOR STRENGTH & COMFORT. DEBBIE VILLINES.
Prayers for this family at this time of loss. Charles will be greatly missed.
I will miss my dear friend. I will always remember the great times we had together. Deo Vindice!
Prayers for all who loves him... he will definitely be missed.. I’m personally gonna miss riding and camping with him and all his stories, because of him I got to know many people and also the trails on the Buffalo... so many memories 💞
To the family. Sorry for your loss
Charles was my best friend for many years. I had some of the best times of my life riding and hunting with him. He always said that if you wanted to hunt hogs you better like to ride.
So sorry to here of Charles passing, may the Lord bless you all in the coming days. I send my love and prayers
Always enjoyed spending time with Charles horseback. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for his family and friends.