Hall of Fame

Bob Clark, Class of 1962

Induction Class of 2000

Clark played football for two years at MDJC. During his freshman year the 6’2”, 200 pound end received Honorable Mention All State accolades. During Clark’s sophomore year in 1961 he was named All-State end and a JUCO All American. For this he was invited to play in the 6th annual East-West National Junior College Football Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The program for the Classic touted Clark as “One of Mississippi’s outstanding junior college football players.”

Bob received a football scholarship to play for the University of Tulsa, but decided to stay closer to home and accepted a scholarship to play at Delta State University.

In 1965 Bob Clark joined in partnership with is father in Clark & Son Garage in Moorhead. In 1977 he and his brother Doug founded the Clark Auto Parts NAPA Store in Moorhead. They also own mini storage businesses in Moorhead, Sunflower, and Inverness. In 1982 Clark & Son Garage was named Industry of the Year by the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce.

In 1984 Clark joined the faculty at MDJC as the instructor of the Automotive Machinist program where he was an ASE certified Master Machinist. In 1988 he and boyhood fried Johnny Russell, of the Grand Ole Opry, founded the Johnny Russell Scholarship Conert. As of 2000, the concert had raised over 150,000 and provided more than 450 scholarships to deserving delta area residents. In 1998 Bob was selected by his peers, at MDCC, as a Lamplighter. This program annually recognizes outstanding community college faculty members across the state.

Clark has served four terms as a Moorhead alderman and is a former member and President of the Moorhead Lions Club, a Master Mason, Past President of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Leadership Sunflower County.

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