In Memory

Tom Clark



Thomas Mercer Clark
Corpus Christi , TX




Corpus Christi,


Thomas Mercer Clark died peacefully in Katy, Texas, on December 18, 2015 at the age of 74, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on October 22, 1941 in Laredo, Texas to N.L. and Robbie Clark.


He spent most of his childhood in where he graduated from Ray High School in 1960. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in business. He married Arnette Sears in 1970 and had his two daughters, Daryn and Erica, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He began his career at Corpus Christi School District in the data processing department. When his father passed away, he took over the family business - N.L. Clark Equipment Company and eventually went on to own Evergreen Irrigation Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Tom is survived by his daughters, Daryn Clark Polanco (her husband Marcos Polanco and her daughter Ava of San Antonio, Texas) and Erica Clark Sylvester (her son Clark and daughter Emery of Katy, Texas), his sister-in-law, Martha Champion Clark, and his three nephews: Steven, Barry, and Richard Clark.


He is preceded in death by his father and mother, N.L. and Robbie Clark, and his brother, Jerry Clark of Corpus Christi, Texas.


A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi, Texas with Graveside Service to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.


All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom's life.


In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the


Alzheimer's Association of San Antonio & South Texas Chapter at .

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12/19/15 08:47 PM #8    

George Blake

I will miss Tom. He was such a nice person and everyone liked him.

12/19/15 09:07 PM #9    

Jody Horton

Tom and I had several classes together and he was such a sweet guy. I remember his wonderful smile and being so funny. Truly a lot of us will miss him. 

12/20/15 10:47 AM #10    

Knox Graham

Goodbye, Tom; you are one of those special people who no one ever forgets.Heartfelt condolences to Tom's family and friends.

12/20/15 01:18 PM #11    

Mike Harrison


Tom, Jerome Rektorik, Joe Keliehor and I were inseparable from the 7th grade through college. We did everything together; trips to Padre (probably when skipping school) pool halls, dates and many other thing too numerous to mention. Tom came to TCU his junior year and pledged Phi Delt where I was already a member. Great times and great memories! Never had a better friend. 


12/20/15 03:27 PM #12    

Richard Skinner


Tom was my best friend !!

But, Tom was everybodys Best Friend--He was just that kind of guy, everyone new Tom and he loved everyone girls or guys Clark was your friend... we got in and out trouble all the time and had the best of times together. He has been missed for a long time and we will miss him even more now ........      Tom you were one of a kind The whole school loved you  GOD Bless  you and your family ...


12/20/15 05:01 PM #13    

Kelly Donnelly (Price)

Tom was incredibly smart, fun and kind--he needed all these skills to help me get through Latin.  He sat in front of me and we communicated in a hybrid pig latin that never failed to crack me up.  I know he must have had a wonderful life because he deserved all of the best!

Kelly Donnelly Price

12/21/15 03:50 PM #14    

David Berry

We call him Tomas, and today I remembered we called him Mercer.  It was the smile.  Always the peculiar crooked little smile.  He was the original Mr. happy.  What a wonderful gift from him to everyone he knew.

Miss you Tom

Dave Berry

12/21/15 10:46 PM #15    

Sunny Graves (Yoder)

Very sad to hear this.  Tom was one my favorite people from school days.    

12/29/15 10:00 PM #16    

Gail Guion (Moody)

       I knew Tom from church.  We were in the same Bible class from elementary school through high school.  He and Russell were best of friends.  They were in Fisher, Hamlin and went through Ray High School together.  Russell and Tom were on the safety patrol at Fisher and rode double on a bike for their early morning duties (which was against the rules).  When Russell and I married Tom was our best man and Russell was Tom's best man when he married Arnette. We loved and appreciated him and his sweet family

      Tom truly was a one of a kind guy, as so many of you have mentioned.. He was kind, considerate and happy.  We are so glad that he has been set free from the bondage of that dreadful disease.

Farewell, Tom. Rest in peace.   We will always love you,

      Russell and Gail Moody




02/27/17 10:11 AM #17    

Janice Friedman (Edison)

Tom, you left us all with so many wonderful memories.  You were a good man and a great friend to so many of us.  I am grateful for all of the good times we had together.  Rest in Peace ,  Janice

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