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Nicholas Christopher Clark

April 16, 1974 — December 16, 2022

Benton, Arkansas


Nicholas Christopher Clark, 48, of Benton, Arkansas passed away December 16, 2022.  He was born April 16, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee to Chuck Clark and Joanna (Hadjimanoli) Elder.

Nicholas was of the Baptist faith.  He loved his family fiercely, and had a big, compassionate heart.  Nicholas enjoyed watching wrestling and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  His favorite players were Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols.  Cats were Nicholas’ favorite animal-especially his precious Cleo.  Nicholas had endured long hospital stays and was looking forward to coming home and being with family for Christmas this year.  Despite our grief, we are comforted knowing he will celebrate Christmas with Jesus this year. 

Preceding Nicholas in death are his grandparents:  Mamaw and Papaw Clark and YaYa and Papou Hadjimanoli. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Joanna Elder and her husband Larry of Benton, Arkansas; father, Chuck Clark and his wife Terry of Covington, Tennessee; fiancé, Kelly Wilbanks of Benton, Arkansas; brother, Kenny Elder of Ward, Arkansas; sisters:  Kristen Wilson and husband Brandon of Benton, Arkansas and Reba Edwards of Ripley, Tennessee; niece, Zoey Deason of Kileen, Texas; and many family members and friends who love Nicholas and will miss him always.

Special appreciation to Rick Collins for his special support and Christian guidance shown to Nicholas over the past years while dealing with his health issues.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial to be made to Amputee Coalition of Arkansas at

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