David Mark Clark

David Mark Clark, 70, resident of Alvin, passed from this life, March 13th, 2023. David “Mark” was born to parents, Donal Clark and Hazel Ingram, on February 4th, 1953, in Galveston, Texas.

David “Mark” was a sports enthusiast with baseball being his favorite. He was well known as the Texas City Stingrays’ #22 football quarterback where he helped lead his team to numerous victories. He was once cited as the “Do Everything Player from Texas City” in the Galveston County Daily News and went all-district for two years in a row. David “Mark” was also well known in the Texas City baseball community having started his career in little league and working his way up to a Stingray shortstop for Texas City High School until he graduated in 1972. His ability in baseball landed him a full ride scholarship to Blinn Junior College where he played shortstop for the Buccaneers and majored in physical education. Ultimately David “Mark” ended up only coaching for fun and made his career in management and sales.

In 2015, with a medical retirement, David “Mark” and wife Brenda began a new adventure into the world of traveling. Together they made a life of exploring Texas State Parks where they relaxed, worked, and created new friendships with people from all over the nation. David “Marks” spare time was often filled with bird watching, wood working, and socializing with other campers. When the Clark’s weren’t out camping, they could be found at their daughters’ or sons’ home where David “Mark” was surely helping with yard work or some other honey-do, or enjoying time watching the grandkids sports games or plays.

David is preceded in death by his father Coach Don Clark, mother Nurse Hazel Clark, brother Jeff Clark, and his father-in-law Kenneth Hunter.

David leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 45 years Brenda Clark; daughter Rori Nance and husband Nathan; son Caleb Clark and wife Asia; sister Deborah Trigg and husband Will, brother Doyle Clark and wife Gina; 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

In his honor, there will be a visitation on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, at Crowder Funeral Home’s Chapel in Dickinson, Texas at 1pm with the memorial service at 2pm. Immediately following is A Celebration of Life at the VFW in Dickinson.


  1. God is GREAT and He now has Mark coaching HIS team. Mark is now back to being one of the “Boys of Summer” smiling his wonderful smile and Blessing all those who played baseball before and after him. Your family was led in Grace by his beautiful lover for Jesus and his love for our country. Mark, it was our pleasure to know you and fellowship with you on this Earth. You have hit your home run and fought your battle with honor. Your great love of people is shown through your family and their faith. IN HIS MOST LOVING NAME, Melvin and Melody Green

    Melvin D Green
  2. Our Condolences .. thoughts and prayers sent to family and friends..🙏🙏🙏 R.I.P. Mark .. #22 🧡🖤🏈⚾️

    Travis Shipley
  3. Mark is part of my life, I have learned so much from him. I wanted his
    Work ethic.. I loved his humor! That sparkle in His heart! I’m a better
    person because of Him… I’m way up here in Minnesota but I would be their
    In a heart beat to celebrate a wonderful man with his family.. His amazingwife
    And beautiful children.. Thank you Mark for being an amazing human, I will
    Always remember you.. may

    May Fletcher
  4. Vaya con Dios. # 22

    David Smith
  5. Mark was a great family man and all around athlete from Texas City.He will be missed dearly. R. I. P.

    Mike Matlage
  6. So deeply saddened by his passing. Prayers for you and your family Brenda. He was a great guy!

    Tom Casey
  7. Play football with him Sophomore year with his dad as coach and he led us to many victories. RIP teammate! Praying blessings of comfort over your family!

    Whitney pennock
  8. R.I.P. Mark as I know that you are now in God’s hands. I can only hope we can meet again!

    Steven Farrow
  9. I had the honor of meeting Mark while attending Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. I was able to witness his tremendous athletic talent while playing football and baseball against him and the rest of the Stingrays while in high school. I played 2nd base at Blinn and Mark was our shortstop. He was one of our leaders on the team and helped me out on numerous occasions. He had a great deal of experience in being a “winner” and was my encouragement when times were tough. Mark was a very good friend, teammate, confidant and a steadying influence for us all. I am very sad that Mark has ended his journey on earth, but his spirit will always remain with me and the other ball players who shared successes and failures together. My prayers are with Brenda and the remainder of the family. Thank you Mark for being a bright spot in my life! I am proud of you and appreciate your tenacity!

    Danny Twardowski
  10. When I think of softball, golf, Bow hunting, early days at work,cutting up big pecan trees, and being called the Clark Boys at work , I think of Mark
    Thanks for the memories and good times .

    Andy Clark
  11. So Sorry we couldn’t be there today! Your in Our Prayers!!

    Debbie James-Margison
  12. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there I have been out of town. I send prayers to you and the family.

    Cosme Tijerina
  13. Brenda, My prayers are with you. You are Mark are always remembered. It has been too long ago…
    Please keep in touch.
    Debbie Gant

    Debbie Gant
  14. I was so deeply saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. I live in Georgia now and I was so sorry I could not be there for Mark’s celebration of life. He was a man with a sweet soul who loved his family and I was glad to call him my friend. I rejoice knowing he is in the presence of God. Prayers ascending to all the family.

    Kathy Cappolino

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