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Clark Corley Embry

July 15, 1942 — October 6, 2021

Clark Corley Embry, age 79 passed on to be with his Savior on October 6, 2021, after a long, full life as a Texan and an American.  He was born July 15, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas to George Embry Jr., and Virginia Irene Smith Embry.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Nancy Jabar (430 Brown Ave, Briggs, TX) Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Clark, also known to his friends as Jake, Jack, and Billy, grew up in Austin and lived his entire life in Texas, finally settling in Briggs in 2014.  He only ventured outside of Texas when absolutely necessary before returning home to the "country" he loved.  He had a vivid imagination and was a magnificent storyteller and so, if he didn't like the true story of his life, he created the story he wished he'd lived. His biggest regret was a youthful mistake that cost him his family and deprived his boys of a daddy.

His interests included history (especially Texas history), working on cars (he could tell what was wrong by just listening to it run), and helping the less fortunate, and there wasn't much he wasn't an expert on. He had a soft spot for critters and brought home orphaned kitties on a regular basis. His favorite preacher was the late R.C. Sproul, whose DVDs he enjoyed immensely.  

He credited his decision 35 years ago to make Jesus his Savior to the faithful prayers of family friend Dorothy Nell Parks of Briggs, Texas.  He was baptized at Pentecostals of Katy (Texas) in 2014 and from that point forward he modified his natural inclinations and did his best to live a life pleasing the Lord, and for this his few enemies should be extremely grateful.

Clark is preceded in death by his parents, George and Virginia Embry; brother, John Merriman Embry, and too many friends to mention.

Clark is survived by his best friend, Sandra Lee Clark; Barbara Elaine Forehand Embry, his former wife, and mother of his children; brother, George Leslie Embry of Fort Worth; sons, Jonathan Clark Embry of Jonestown, Texas, Todd (Denise) Harrison Embry of Hutto, Texas and Jason Scott Embry of Austin, Texas; several grandchildren; and finally, special family friends Emily McClure and Aubrey McClure of Searcy, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorial donations are made to the National Rifle Association or Texans For Vaccine Choice.

Whenever someone bragged on his great abilities, he would just smile slightly and say, "This ain't my first rodeo." And - thanks to Jesus - it won't be his last. 

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