The Norman Transcript


March 6, 2014

Robert Glasgow Clarke

NORMAN — Robert Glasgow Clarke, 83, of Norman, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Verona, Pa., to Robert and Mary Jane (Glasgow) Clarke. Bob married Sandy Lyon on May 11, 1963, in Parkersburg, W. Va., the beginning of a 50-year journey, culminating in renewed vows last year.

After attending the University of Pittsburgh, Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He joined Marbon Chemicals in 1962, retiring in 1996 as the director of human resources for Borg Warner.

An active member of Kiwanis, Bob served in the Angels Program, delivered meals and participated in the Terrific Kids program. He also served as Division 40 lieutenant governor and president of the local chapter. In addition, Bob was an elder and a clerk of session at his local church, Memorial Presbyterian. Among the several roles he played, he loved being a husband, father and uncle, but most of all “Pops” to his grandchildren. His hobbies included playing golf, being an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, gardening, playing cards, enjoying his 5 o’clock Manhattan and watching his favorite television show, “M.A.S.H. “

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Stewart Clarke; his sister, Margaret Abbott; and a grandchild, Sidney Pearsall.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sandy Clarke; his son, Robert Clarke and wife Vickie, her children Freddie and Corrine of Orlando, Fla.; his daughter, Courtney Garnand and husband Andy with their two sons Killian and Cameron of Norman; and his daughter, Hollis Pearsall and husband Josh with their daughter Alayna and one on the way of Norman. Bob also enjoyed the love and support of his extended family, including his nieces, nephews and their numerous children.

Memorials may be made in memory of Bob to the Memorial Presbyterian Permanent Endowment Fund, 601 24th Ave. SW, Norman, OK 73069, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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