Michael Tibbs Clarke, 55, of Lake Charles died at 5:15 PM Saturday, July 31, 2010 in a Basile care facility.
Mr. Clarke was born in Sulphur, Louisiana to June and William "Billy" Clarke. He lived in Lake Charles for most of his life. Mr. Clarke was a 1973 graduate of Barbe High School. He worked as a self employed contractor for many years. Mr. Clarke was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included sailing and master carpentry.
He is survived by his wife Yvonne Moran Clarke of Lafayette, LA, three daughters Megan Clarke of Lake Charles, Meril Clarke of Lafayette, LA, and Melissa Bradshaw of Austin, TX, step daughter Michel Hirsch of Lake Charles, step son Matthew Heasley of Nashville, TN, his mother June Clarke of Lake Charles, one brother Curtis Clarke of Austin, TX, three sisters Melony Cimprich of Pearland, TX, Susan Ross of Belgium, and Laura Gutierrez of Friendswood, TX, six grandchildren Nadie, Brandon, and Skeet Hirsch, Harley and Lexi Bradshaw, and Scott Thibodeaux.
Mr. Clarke is preceded in death by his father William T. "Billy" Clarke.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Irma Robin will officiate. Visitation will begin on Monday at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue on Tuesday at 8:00 AM until the time of services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Basile Care facility or to the Louisiana Lion's Camp in Leesville, LA.