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Robert John Clark, Jr.
June 22, 1950 - December 5, 2019
Robert John Anthony Clark, Jr. (“Chipper”, “Cowboy”) of the Bronx peacefully moved to eternal life on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Funeral Services are set for December 16, 2019 at 10:30AM at McCall’s Bronxwood Funeral Home, 4035 Bronxwood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 with burial to follow at Calverton Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to services beginning at 9:00AM at the funeral home.
Robert was born June 22, 1950 in New York, New York, to Pauline E. and Robert J. A. Clark, Sr. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Bronx, NY. He enlisted into the U.S. Army at the age of 17 where he became a 173rd Airborne Infantry Army veteran after nearly 7 years with tours in Korea and Vietnam where he received the National Defense Service Medal. During his time in the Army, Robert became a drill sergeant at Fort Dix, NJ and retired with the rank of E-5. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Chipper was an independent semi-tractor trailer truck driver hauling oil rigs and produce while living in Texas for many years. In retirement, Chipper continued to show his love for his family ever concerned about them.
Chipper is preceded in death by his father: Robert J. A. Clark, Sr., son: Damon Price, brother: Derick Clark, uncle: Henry Pinn, grandparents: Ada & Raymond Thornton, and family friend: Alvin Clark, Jr.
Chipper is survived by his partner: Brenda Mills, mother: Pauline E. Clark, daughter-in-law: Ateeya Barnes, grandchildren: Nasiir Price, Amir Price, Jihad Price, Jibril Price, and Fyair Minto, brother: Preston Clark (Marge Swiercz Clark) , sisters: Shari Clark and Melanie Clark, sister-in-law: Joycelynn Clark, nieces and nephews he treated as his children: André Clark, LaShonda Clark, Eric Clark, James E. Clark, Robbie Zellner, Edward Fortune, Michael Jones, Shianna Bonilla-Clark, Daniel Bonilla-Clark, Adia Edey as well as a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins and those considered family by bond and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to: The Wounded Warrior Project, .
The Clark Family wishes to extend our sincere thanks for the support of friends and to those people and medical personnel who were involved in making our departed family member comfortable in his final moments on Earth.