Dr Daniel Eason Clark
June 9, 1936 ~ October 6, 2023
Dr. Daniel Eason Clark, 87, died at home in Southern Pines, on Friday, Oct 6, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Dan was born June 9,1936 in Everetts, to Essie Woolard and Lee Andrew Clark. He graduated salutatorian from Robersonville High School in 1954, where he was captain of the football team. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1957. He was president of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. Dr. Clark received his M.D. degree from U.N.C. School of Medicine in 1961. He was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
He completed his medical internship at William Beaumont Army Hospital in Texas, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army on Okinawa for two years. He returned to U.N.C. Memorial Hospital and completed a residency in radiology in 1970. As a board-certified radiologist he founded Pinehurst Radiology in 1977, and served the residents of Moore County and surrounding areas until retiring in 1997. He was a visiting instructor, Department of Radiology, N.C. Memorial Hospital. Dr. Clark was also a member of the advisory board of the radiology program at Sandhills Community College. Several thousand students passed through the radiology program and succeeded in part because of Dr. Clark’s leadership and candid ability to teach.
Dan is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Jane Martin Clark. They were married for 65 years and raised their four daughters together in Southern Pines, Dr. Jan Clark Harrison and husband, Dr. Kevin Harrison, of Durham, Bonnie Clark, of Durham, Dana Clark Little and husband, Robert Little, of Hampstead, Dr. Amy Clark and partner, Albert Delgado, of Chicago. Dan was also a loving granddaddy to John Daniel Harrison, Kevin Clark Harrison, Sarah Harrison and Payton Clark Little. He is survived by his sister, Ellen Woodard, and brother, Robert Clark.
Dan was a scholar and avid reader, and he enjoyed astronomy, sailing, crossword puzzles and fixing anything that was broken, but his true passions were flying his Mooney airplane and his dogs. The Moore County airport was his second home and the friendships he made there endured.
We mourn the loss of his brilliant mind and his unconditional love and celebrate the richness of his life.
The family will hold a graveside service at Martin Memorial Gardens in Williamston, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.
Condolence on line at pinesfunerals.com