Cloyce Clark of Gilbert Arizona died on July 20, 2022, at the age of 83. Cloyce was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from North High School where he wrestled at 112 pounds. He won the Arizona State Wrestling Championships in 1955, 1956, and 1957 and qualified to compete in the Olympic Trials in 1956. He also competed against United States Navy and Japanese wrestling teams with the “Wrist Lock Club” Cloyce was a fierce competitor and the strength and determination he showed in wrestling continued throughout his life and contributed to his many business achievements. Following in the footsteps of his father, who was a barber in Phoenix for 40 years, Cloyce attended barber school his senior year in high school and went to work at Ray’s ASU Barber Shop in 1957. While cutting hair, he invested in real estate and transitioned into a career in construction and property development. His first job in the industry was with Presley Development, the first developer to begin construction in Ahwatukee. From there he started his own company, Clark and Associates Construction and built many commercial buildings and custom homes throughout the valley. Cloyce had many hobbies and talents and always gave 110% to whatever he pursued. Whether racing cars, water skiing, flying, driving lessons or restoring and exhibiting old cars. He was skilled and accomplished in woodworking. Transform beautiful wooden bowls and pepper mills from exotic woods. During the summer months, he could be found at Clarks Lagoon enjoying the cooler weather in Pine, AZ. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Gladys Clark and is survived by his wife of 34 years Sharon (Webster) Clark and a brother Edward Clark (Elaine) and a cousin Ron Scott (Vicky). Cloyce had 2 children from a previous marriage to Marie (Clark) Reibman, Scott Clark and Sherry Willman (Gary). He had 4 grandchildren Stephanie James (Zach), Jacquelyn Leiler (Robert), Kelsey Wan (Ming) and Austin Curtis and 5 great-grandsons Connor, Luke, Jayden, Jacob and Liam. He also had 2 nephews Steve Clark and Tim Clark and step nephew, niece and cousin David Webster, Wendy Webster and Linda Higgins. A celebration of life is scheduled for August 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary at 10940 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made online by clicking this Link to Cloyce Clark Wrestling Scholarship Endowment | ASU Foundation (established by Sherry and Gary in his honor in 2021) or by sending a check payable to The ASU Foundation and indicating that you would like your gift given in his memory to: The Sun Devil Club Attention From: Maria Mullan PO Box 872205 Tempe, AZ 85287-1778
Posted July 28, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic
celebration of life
The Valley of the Sun Morgue at 10940 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248.
August 27, 2022 at 11:00