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Obituary: Clark Edwin McWhorter

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Clark Edwin McWhorter 4/21/1975 ~ 1/28/2007 Clark McWhorter went home on January 28, 2007. His brief time on earth can be characterized by three different eras. Clark spent the first part of his life as a young child growing up in Texas and Salt Lake City. He was an excellent student and could read by the age of four. He often read the newspaper sports section to his dad. He thrived on his schoolwork and he loved his many friends, playing Little League baseball, playing gin rummy with his dad, going on picnics at Spruces Park, and watching movies with his mother and enjoying the cordon bleu and fried chicken she prepared for him. In the second part of his life Clark was a gifted and exemplary scholar and athlete. He played baseball, basketball, and was a member of the Brighton High School golf team. He was a stellar competitor in Model United Nations. He enjoyed rock music and meticulously saved souvenirs from many concerts he attended with his friends, who were the center of his life. Clark was a brilliant young man and was the recipient of the "Honors at Entrance" Scholarship at the University of Utah. In the third part of his life Clark became a free spirit and embarked on his life traveling throughout the South and Southeastern part of the United States. In his last years as a free spirit he cherished his time relaxing in warm weather, viewing sports events, and playing golf. During the last part of his life Clark was seldom in contact, but he loved his parents, Jerry McWhorter and Becky Pruitt. Clark passed away in St. Augustine, Florida, close to a golf course at Ponte Vedro. His parents, Becky and Phil Pruitt of Longview, Texas, and Jerry and Laura McWhorter of Sandy, Utah will lovingly remember Clark. He will also be remembered by several brothers - Keith (wife Brenda) from Waco, Texas, Jeff from Dallas, Texas, Mark from Arlington, Texas, Lance from Huntington Beach, California, as well as many nephews and nieces, stepbrothers and stepsisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held in Salt Lake City on Saturday, February 10th, 2007, 4 p.m. at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Blvd. (7600 South.) In lieu of flowers, persons wishing to celebrate Clark's life may wish to contribute to NAMI. Psalm 18:16-19 The LORD reached down from above and took me; He pulled me from the deep water. He saved me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me. They attacked me at my time of trouble, but the LORD supported me. He took me to a safe place. Because he delights in me, he saved me.