Wayne Curtis Clark, affectionately known as “Ice” or “Iceberg” to his friends, was
born on February 26, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Paul Sr. and
Mollie Clark. He was the third of four boys. Wayne completed his primary education in
the Philadelphia Public School system. A “self-proclaimed” genius, he graduated from
Germantown High School at the age of 16 and went on to attend Hampton Institute
(University) in Virginia.
He had 4 four beautiful daughters, Millie, Kisha, Kirsten and Kila. Three of which came
from the union with the love of his life, Helen West, whom he wed in 1978.
Wayne worked as an insurance adjuster for Prudential Insurance for many years.
He used to say, “A company car and my own spot...What! Couldn’t tell me nothing.
I always kept a spare hundred!” He liked to listen to old school music, was a die-hard
Philadelphia Eagles fan, and an avid chess player. If you didn’t talk sports or chess,
there wasn’t much to talk about. He was charismatic and found great pleasure in
cracking himself up. “Did you hear about the butcher who accidentally backed into
the meat slicer? Well, he was okay, but got a little behind in his work.”
Wayne had what some would say was nine lives. In 2005 he had open heart surgery
followed by a stroke. He survived a motor vehicle accident in 2009, injuring both legs.
In 2018 he suffered a number of falls which, ultimately resulted with him being placed
in a nursing home. There, it was discovered that he had two inguinal aneurysms for
which he successfully underwent major surgery - God is truly GREAT!
Left to cherish fond memories are his four daughters, Millie, Kisha, Kirsten and Kila;
his two grandsons Ellis and Benjamin; two brothers, Roy and David, his two nieces
Rosetta and Ayanna; a great niece Inara; three great nephews, Malachi, Nasir and Ga-
briel and a host of other family and friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Paul Clark Sr., mother, Mollie Clark and eldest brother, Paul Clark Jr.
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