Thomas Conner Clark ’49

Thomas Conner Clark ’49, of Yadkinville, N.C., passed away June 23, 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a combat medic in the Korean War. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a graduate of Davidson with a degree in biology and chemistry. He worked in pharmaceutical sales with Mead-Johnson Laboratories, Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme Pharmaceuticals and retired from O’Hanlon-Watson Wholesale Drug in Winston-Salem. He was an expert in wildflowers and shrubs, and after his retirement he began his love and hobby of propagating rare North Carolina native plants at his nursery, Fern Valley Farms. For forty-five years, Mr. Clark was a faithful member of Reynolda Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and an elder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Alice Gault; and two brothers, DeWitt Duncan Clark Jr. ’49 and Robert C. Clark Sr. Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty years, Millie Green Clark, 1624 Fern Valley Rd., Yadkinville, N.C. 27055; his son, Thomas Christopher Clark, and wife Martha of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Lauren, Caroline, and Abigail; daughter Kim Clark Phillips and husband Keith of Yadkinville; grandchildren Leslie, Amy, and Will; son Michael Wood Clark and wife Debbie of Mebane; grandchildren Jonathan, Duncan and Jordan; son Theodore G. Clark and wife Becky of Yadkinville, grandchildren Ryan, Alan, Bradley and Joshua; and a sister, Trudie Clark Evans, of Clarkton.