Roy Clark’s Memorial Will Be Open to the Public
Services will be held on Nov. 21 at 11AM CT at Rhema Bible Church at 1025 W Kenosha St Broken Arrow, Okla., the late singer's publicist confirms. The service will be streamed at rhema.org, as well as on Rhema Bible Church's Facebook Page.
A private, invitation-only visitation for family, friends and fellow performers will take place Tuesday evening. In lieu of flowers, Clark's family requests contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a supporter of the organization and headlined a golf tournament for St. Jude’s for several years — the hospital even named a floor in his honor.
“I see a lot of celebrities come to St. Jude, and you know what’s in a person’s heart by how they entertain the children,” hospital CEO David McKee remarks. “He was truly touched by the kids, not the cameras.”
Clark lost his battle with pneumonia on Thursday (Nov. 15), at his home in Oklahoma. He was 85. Though he was best-known for being the co-host of Hee Haw for more than two decades, Clark had hits on both the country and pop charts. He first saw success in 1969 with a song called "Yesterday When I Was Young," a Top 10 country hit that also crossed over to pop radio. His eight Top 10 singles include "The Tips of My Fingers," "I've Never Picked Cotton" and "Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow." "Come Live With Me," released in 1973, would be his only No. 1 hit during a radio run that thrived in the early-to-mid 1970s.
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