I am writing this on the weekend of Father's Day, 2018. It has been over 9 years since my dad passed away. As I have read about his life again, and have done some reflection, I wished I had known him better. His life and ministry is continuing to this day in the lives of those who were impacted by his ministry of preaching the gospel. It lives on in an entire family which is now scattered across America serving the Lord in various capacities. I wonder what he has been doing all these 9 years in the presence of God? It may not be long before I see him again. You see, I believe in a literal rapture, and we are approaching the end of the church age prior to the Tribulation. Period. "For the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be brought up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). See you again, dad.
John Clark, June 17, 2018 Uncle Buford "Buff" will be greatly missed by us. He and Betty always had a place for us when we visited San Diego. He was a Grandfather to my daughter, always there to help her in her problems. We will miss all his bad jokes and exciting stories of his early life. I am sure that he is watching over us even now. Ron and Charmaine Clark, June 4, 2009 I spent many a happy day with the Clark family when I was a child. His ministry to children was filled with warmth and caring and created a foundation for loving our Lord with all of our hearts. His dedication as pastor of our little church was never ending. I wish I had not left so soon. He is with the Lord and I will see him in heaven some day soon. May the Lord bless and keep his family. Joan Leopold, May 31, 2009 Blessings to you and the family, Zell and I tried to be with you today, but the airlines were very uncooperative on a short notice flight. So Zell and I would very much like to share the thoughts about OUR Pastor Buford Clark. I started attending Logan Heights Baptist Church in 1953 after attending another church in the city. For the first time in my life, I heard the Gospel preached by Pastor Clark. I walked forward and received Christ as my Personal Savior and Lord. I was the first to receive Christ in my family of 7 brothers and sisters. The Sunday after Easter I was baptized by Pastor Clark. Praise God. Because of Pastor Clark's faithfulness in preaching the Word, all my brothers and sisters have received the Lord and are to this day walking with Jesus. My Mom and Dad also came to the saving knowledge of Christ under Pastor Clark's ministry. Oh yes, my Grandfather and Grandmother also accepted Christ under Pastor Clark's ministry. He was so very faithful preaching the Gospel Sunday after Sunday. Mrs. Clark's faithfulness in standing with Pastor Clark Sunday after Sunday, Wednesday after Wednesday demonstrated to me and my family a true servant's heart. Zell and I can still remember the marriage counseling we received from Pastor Clark; his emphasis on our relationship lasting a lifetime still resounds in my ears. Then on that beautiful day of January 28, 1962, he asked me if I would take Zell to be my wife, which I said yes to before he got all the words out of his mouth. Pastor Clark also renewed our vows at 25 years of marriage. Praise God. In closing, I would like to confirm that the Lord Sovereignty place Pastor Buford Clark into the lives of the Warners for the Salvation of a family. Praise God for his faithfulness to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Gospel that saw many souls ushered into the Kingdom of God. We will miss seeing him at different events, especially his wonderful smile and MANY JOKES! Praise God, the missing will only be for a short season. Guy and Zell Warner, May 24, 2009 I remember when I was a little girl, walking with Grandpa into the grocery store. We were holding hands and he looked at me and told me that we had a very special bond, and so we did. Even though we did not see each other very often, Grandpa always made me feel loved. I loved hearing his stories and his jokes. There is so much about him that I will miss but I will always have our love in my heart. I am so thankful for Grandpa’s example of a loving husband, father and Christian. I was under his roof when I realized that I needed to ask Jesus to come into my heart as an adult. Seeing him and Grandma so content and loving and peaceful in the Lord was so moving. I close my eyes and I can see Grandma playing the piano and the two of them singing hymns together. I cherish the memories I have and praise God for the promise of eternal life. One day we will all go home and see Grandpa again! Sarah Lee Sprague, May 22, 2009 We will miss you Buford. I will never forget the day you performed the Marriage for your brother, Tex and me. Things were quiet strange for me then. Over the years we had lots of fun with you and you will be in our hearts always. Love Lena lena blum clark, May 22, 2009 We will miss your brother ! We know you are with the good Lord. Our best wishes ana Love to all the family ! Hezekiah Tex & Lena Clark, May 22, 2009 Uncle Buford... Although many miles seperated you from our family here in Spokane, I always looked forward to your visit's with great anticipation. I will always remember you as Dad's (HT) "funny" Brother...my "funny" uncle. Your wonderful sense of humor and wit showed your true compassion for life which always gave such a warm and welcoming reunion. It was like time and distance never seperated those close family bonds...It's those memories of you that I will cherrish for a lifetime... Kristi Clark-Knapp, May 20, 2009 We will miss Mr. Clark's sweet, sweet smile and lovely Godly spirit! What a wonderful man and a wonderful legacy he leaves behind! Randy & Renee Jones, May 20, 2009 May the fruits of his labor here on Earth be reflected in all those he touched! God bless you all and you are in our prayers. Brent and Elizabeth Eakins, May 20, 2009 Uncle Buford was such a Godly man. What a wonderful example of a the way to live one's life. Thinking of all of you! Stephanie Clark Perreiah, May 20, 2009