David Clark – Class of 1960
David Clark (1960)
High School Diploma
David attended the University Of Arkansas from 1960 to 1966, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Architecture, and commission in the U. S Army, Corps of Engineers.
Following military service, 1967-1968, he practiced architecture in Atlanta in the private sector for 22 years, then 19 years at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. He is presently retired and married to his high school sweetheart Lois. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Other items of Interest:
David says, “In retirement, I continue to enjoy collecting, buying, and selling antique pocket knives; researching and writing about antique cutlery; traveling, and auditing courses in science and history at a local university. We are members of the Church of the Apostles and actively participate in small group ministry.”
Impact Toccoa Falls High School had on my life:
David says, “The impact of Toccoa Falls started with my father, Giles Clark, who was a student there from 1927-1932. After he graduated in 1932, he returned to the Ozark Mountains of north Arkansas, where he was born, as a missionary preaching and establishing churches in rural areas where none existed. He met and married my mother there and started a family. In 1955, he moved us back to Toccoa Falls Institute where he worked with the campus facilities and maintenance department. I entered the eighth grade and spent my teenage years there. My father and mother returned to Arkansas in 1958, but I stayed on as a boarding student and graduated in 1960.”