Jack Ervin Clark, 91, developed Zippo’s Town and Country design series

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Jack Ervin Clark, of Calabash and formerly of Bradford, Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his residence. He was 91.

Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on May 23, 1924, he was a son of the late William Bruce and Edna Gilbert Clark.

After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and fought in Gen. Patton’s infantry during WWII and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. When he returned from the war, he worked for Walt Disney as an artist and then returned to Bradford, Pennsylvania where he began a lifelong career heading the Art Department for Zippo Manufacturing Company.

A master artist, he developed many designs for Zippo, including the Town and Country series. Upon his retirement from Zippo, he and his wife Rose moved to Calabash in 2002. He was a member of the McKean Masonic Lodge in McKean, Pennsylvania, the Zem Zem Shrine Club where he was a member of the “Jesters” and was a member of the Calabash VFW.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Rose” Clark; brothers, Bob and Howard Clark; and sister, Donna Zandi.

Surviving are his son, John Clark (Barbara), of Shallotte; daughter, Sherry Barnes, of Blue Ridge, Georgia; grandchildren, Jason L. Barnes, Erin E. Chesebro, Jill Darley and Matthew Tolbert; and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Jacob, Colin, Heath, Jack, Ireland, Brittany, Megan, Sydney Rose and Skylar.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at PO Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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