Clark Wade Barlow
Clark Wade Barlow
  • August 31, 1938 - January 8, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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78, a Tampa native, passed away on January 8, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Clark retired from GTE Corporation as Senior Vice President - Operations and President, GTE Communications Systems.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather - our rock. He was an example of integrity, loyalty, and deep loving commitment to his family. We will miss him forever.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda; daughters, Candace Heeschen (Dave), Kimberly Longfellow, and Allison Campbell (Mark); and grandchildren, Alan and Steven Longfellow, Ellie and Mason Campbell.

He was a member of Tampa Yacht & Country Club, Egypt Shriners, J. F. Swartsel Lodge No. 251 F. & A. M., Zendah Grotto, Telephone Pioneers, and a former member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ryan Estevez, Dr. Joe Whitaker, the Burgundy Team of Life Path Hospice, especially Susan Gamble, and his caregivers, Marcella Hardy, Cathy Members, Barbara Preece, and Judith Schram for their compassionate, loving care and devotion. They brought great comfort to both Clark and Glenda.

At his request, all services will be private. For those wishing to honor his memory, please make a donation to the Tampa Historical Society, The Chiselers, Inc., or a charity of your choice.