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James Edwin Clark Jr.

by Minden Press-Herald

Jim - Photo Creative ImagingJames Edwin Clark Jr. “Jim” (born March 23, 1956) ended his fight with cancer and left his life on earth Dec. 5 at 6 a.m. Jim was a fun loving Christian man of many talents who loved his family more than life itself. He was a quiet humble man who touched many lives in his journey. Jim was a world champion competitive shooter, pilot, hunter and lover of the outdoors. He was owner of CLARK Custom Guns in Princeton, LA (a leader in the industry of custom gunsmithing) and co-star of the reality TV show Shootout Lane. Jim held numerous national and world championship shooting titles and was considered to be one of the best gunsmiths who ever lived. In the realm of shooting he was most known for his speed, endurance, flexibility and accuracy. (Often surpassing those more than half his age.) Jim was active in forming the Keithville volunteer fire department, served on various law enforcement departments, and worked with our nations special forces. But more important than all his professional accomplishments, to all who knew him Jim was a kind, big-hearted man, always ready to lend a helping hand and a word of teasing to those he loved.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Edwin Clark Sr., and Bernice Bison Clark.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Dr. Lori Bias-Clark, and two sons, James Edwin Clark III (JEC), and Logan Clark. Also, sisters Kim Clark Hayes & husband Larry, and Kay Clark-Miculek & husband Jerry; father and mother-in law Eugene & Melba Bias, numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5 p.m. until 7 at the University Church of Christ Family Life Center at 2045 East 70th St. in Shreveport. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. in the University Church of Christ auditorium. Curtis Shipley, a close friend and former shooting teammate of Jim’s, will officiate the service. Assisting will be Tom Gresham of Guntalk Radio. Pallbearers will be: James Clark III “JEC”, Logan Clark, Alan Susla, Bruce Piatt, Tommy Bison, Terry Cross, John Norwood, David May and Randy Luth. Honorary Pallbears/Shop Employees: Clay Patterson, Matt Mathews, Paul LaPort, Will Perkins, Toby Johnson, and Don Watson.

Following the service, Jim’s body will be taken to The Shootout Range, 336 Shootout Lane, Princeton, for his final send off. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery at 1527 Lewisville Road in Minden..

Jim was a practical man, and the family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to an account set up at Citizens National Bank (Account Number 2727498) to help with medical and final expenses. Extra funds will be put toward a shooting scholarship/match event in his name. A link for online donation can be found on the facebook page “Jim Clark Jr. Memory Shots” or sent via email upon request. For more information call: (318)949-0072 M-F

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