Roy Clark's Life to Be Celebrated at Memorial Service in Oklahoma


Roy Clark — the late singer and musician greatest recognized for co-hosting Hee Haw, will probably be remembered at a Celebration of Life service this week; Clark died on Thursday (Nov. 15) on account of problems from pneumonia.

While associates, household and fellow performers will collect on Tuesday (Nov. 20) to have fun Clark, the general public will be capable to honor the musician in a ceremony happening at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at 11:00 a.m. CT.

The household has requested that contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in lieu of flowers. Clark headlined a golf match for St. Jude’s for a few years, the place a flooring was named in his honor.

“I see numerous celebrities come to St. Jude, and you already know what’s in an individual’s coronary heart by how they entertain the kids,” mentioned hospital CEO David McKee in a press release. “He was actually touched by the children, not the cameras.”

Many years in the past, Clark agreed. “I’ve simply been so blessed in my life,” he mentioned. “It could be a sin for me to sit down there and never share it, and never do one thing to assist others.”    

The service will be streamed at and on Rhema Bible Church's Facebook web page. Clark, a multi-instrumentalist who turned a family star because of a 20-year stint because the co-host (together with Buck Owens) of prime time nation selection present Hee Haw — the longest-running syndicated present in TV historical past — is credited with being one of many first artists to cross over from the nation to pop charts, whereas additionally popularizing Branson, Missouri as a stay music vacation spot.