|Master Sergeant Charles Clayton
Clarke — 536th TAS 1966
Charles C. Clarke, a native of Athens, West Virginia and a resident of Saraland, died at a local hospital Friday, April 30, 2004 at the age of 71. Mr. Clarke, Charlie to his family, Chuck to his friends and co-workers, retired from the United States Air Force in 1971, as a Master Sergeant, after 23 years of distinguished Military service.
He began his military career at age seventeen, in the West Virginia National Guard, served a hitch in the US Army, and in 1951, enlisted in the US Navy, serving four years in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.
In 1955 Chuck switched to the Air Force. He served in Korea during the Korean War and served two volunteer tours in Vietnam. Other overseas tours of duty included Chateauroux, France; Hawaii; Guam; Japan; Thailand; and classified special assignments in The Republic of Congo.
He is survived by his wife of twenty five years, Emma Jean Young Clarke; three sons, Randall Gene Clarke; David Alan (Nelly) Morgan; and Alford Hill "Skip" Morgan, Jr; four daughters, Terri Lynn Clarke (Ron) Dart; Debra Lynn Morgan (Larry) Gallaher; Karen Denise Morgan (David) Patterson; and Mary Kathrine Morgan (Randall) Clarke; three sisters, Gloria Olivia Clarke Zucchett; Barbara Rose Clarke Plummer; and Virginia Louise Clarke Bandy; and ten grandchildren.