George Dewey


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George Dewey Clark

Jan 21 1915 - Jun 07 2005

Mr. George Dewey Clark peacefully took the final step of life’s journey on June 7, 2005 at the age of 89. He was born in Farmersville, Texas, on July 21, 1915, the fifth child of Joseph and Rettie Clark. Dewey graduated from Farmersville High School in 1936. During his entire high school years, Dewey had a perfect attendance record. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Texas A&M Commerce (formally East Texas State University) in 1939 while teaching at Brushy School on the outskirts of Farmersville. During this time, Dewey married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Elizabeth Harbin. His career at Brushy lasted from 1938 until 1941 after which he taught one year at Bloomdale High School. He then served his country in the U. S. Air Force until 1946. In 1946 he earned another bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Texas A&M at College Station. Continuing his education, Dewey received his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M Commerce in 1953. A long and successful career was begun in the Princeton Independent School District, Princeton, Texas in 1950. His long career in education, which began in the classroom as agriculture teacher, followed by one year as the high School principal, continued when he was named Superintendent of that district. He remained in this position from 1967 until his retirement in 1979. As an active citizen of Princeton, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Lion’s Club. Many volunteer hours were devoted to the farmers, as Dewey was able to assist with the various crops and provide critical advice about the farm animals. Numerous honors were bestowed upon Dewey, one of which was the naming of the Clark Intermediate School in Princeton in honor of his life-long devotion to education. Most recently, the Farmersville Ex-student’s Association named him to the Farmersville High School Hall of Fame. Dewey was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Juanita in 1991. He is survived by nephew, J. W. Clark and wife, Dorothy of Farmersville; nieces, Juanita Colbert of Greenville, Elise Rhea Kirby of Gordonville, and Melinda Warden of Colleyville; and a host of extended family and friends all of whom loved and admired him greatly. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2005, Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in his name to the Clark Intermediate School in Princeton, TX.
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