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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

RIP old friend Johnny Clarke

Johnny died on the morning of the 3rd of Cancer. Our father's were business partners and we grew up seeing each other quite a bit. Just had a nice long phone chat with him a week or two ago. Really good guy.

Johnny's mouth was paralyzed or something so that it was permanently pulled to one side - from childhood polio. It affected his speech some, but nothing else I ever noticed. He had an admirable disposition. - dc

Memorial service
Thursday, May. 7, 2015
1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Here's what I wrote in Memories and Condolences at the obit site

Johnny's father and mine were business partners. He wasn't my closest friend but the oldest and a good one. Glad we spent the time together we did in 2012 and 13 when I was in town helping my mother who dealt with Johnny frequently and thought of him as part of our extended family. In a recent phone conversation, Johnny exhibited the same old sense of humor and wit. Farewell Johnny, good man.