Travis Sidney Clark of Crossville, Tenn., passed away of cancer July 11, 2015, at his home in Crossville. He was 48.
Mr. Clark was born Oct. 13, 1966, in Canton, Ohio, son of the late Grady Meadows Clark Sr. and Roxie (Hall) Clark.
He was a long-time employee at TAP Publishing’s Rock & Dirt and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Clark began working at Rock & Dirt in May 2000, starting out doing UCC sales and eventually moved to full-time advertising sales in 2005, when he became sales manager.
“He was very well known and very well liked in the industry,” said Mike Stone, publisher of Rock & Dirt. “And he was very involved in his church.
“There were three important things about Travis: He was a very talented worker manager, he was completely devoted to his faith and he adored his family. He was just one of the best guys ever and one of those people you ask, ’Why did this person have to go?’”
Stone said that while the sales business may seemed to have changed with digital media, Mr. Clark never forgot what selling is really about.
“When you talk to equipment people, regardless of all the online aspects, it’s still a relationship business,” Stone said. “And Travis was a relationship person.”
In addition to his family, Mr. Clark’s passing is being mourned by customers, peers, fellow employees, and many friends in Crossville and far outside.
“There’s been an outpouring of sympathy and sorrow and regret from folks all over he place,” Stone said. “Travis will be greatly missed by so many.”
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Sandra Clark of Crossville; son, Silas Clark of Crossville; daughter, Sydney Clark of Crossville; brother, Rick Clark of Lafayette, Tenn.; and sister, Ann Allen of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Grady M. Clark Jr.
Funeral services were held at the Main St. Church of Christ July 14, with Bro. Barry Kennedy and Bro. Brian McLaughlin officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555, or at www.cumberlandhospice.com.
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