January 7, 1945 — October 19, 2021
Phillip Michael Clark passed away in Katy, Texas, on October 19, 2021, at the age of 76 years. He was born on January 7, 1945, in Canton, Illinois, to Jack Clark and
Phyllis Fletcher Clark. On December 23, 1967, he married Carol Ann Aden in Taylorville, Illinois.
Phil played four sports in high school: football, baseball, basketball, and track, earning a letter for each during his four years at school. As a result, he was inducted into the Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame. He was a role model to the younger students in the school. One of his coaches, Coach Jim Lovin, stated, ìPhil is a tremendous competitor; always at his best in the big game.î Phillip played football at the University of Missouri from 1963-1966 and finished his degree at Western Illinois University. Phillip proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a big sports fan, rooting specifically for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. Phillip spent 23 years at several Six Flags Parks across the country. He oversaw the development of Jazzland theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana, followed by 12 years as CEO of Miami-Dade County Fair.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 53 years, Carol Clark of Weston Lakes, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip Michael Clark II and Anna of Katy, Texas, Patrick Aaron Clark and Shauna of Wantage, New Jersey, and Brian Matthew Clark and Shannon of Weston Lakes, Texas; grandchildren, Padraig Clark, Ashlyn Clark, Emmet Clark, Phillip Michael Clark III, Brinley Clark, and Aine Clark; and siblings, Cathy Bridgewater, Alan Myers and Norman Clark, all of Springfield, Illinois, and Camille Moesch of Leesburg, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Phyllis Clark, and stepmother, Laura Clark.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, ìhttp://www.stjude.org/donateî www.stjude.org/donate
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Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home