David Eugene Clark April 28, 1936 – February 12, 2018

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David Eugene Clark of Duncanville, TX, 81 years old, passed away on February 12, 2018 at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer. David was born on April 28, 1936 in Frisco, TX.

He attended Grand Prairie High School and North Texas State University, was on the 1960 Olympic team as a pole vaulter, and worked in education for over 30 years. He was well known throughout Dallas county for teaching swimming lessons in his backyard for over 40 years and was nationally recognized for his lifelong contributions to the sport of pole vaulting.

David is survived by his wife, Sylvia, his 3 sons and daughter in law, 6 grandchildren, his sister, numerous nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Dallas First Church of the Nazarene at the corner of Pleasant Run and Cockerell Hill Rd. in Desoto.