Hon. Wilfred Ernest Clark, Sr.
January 10, 1941 – December 16, 2022
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
It is with deep sadness here on earth and with great joy in heaven as we the Clark, Clarke, Mcborrough, Tubman, Vincent and Morris families announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend, Hon. Wilfred Ernest Clark, Sr. on Friday, December 16, 2022, in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
He was a true patriot who loved his country, devoting the majority of his professional life in service to the government and people of the Republic of Liberia. His profession as a security and intelligence expert began with the Liberian National Police and Executive Mansion Police Unit in 1962. During his years as a public official he served as Deputy Director of the Executive Mansion Police Unit/Special Security Service (1966-1971), Director of the Special Security Service (1971-1977), Deputy Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of National Security (1977-1979), Deputy Minister of National Security (1979-1980), Director of the Liberian National Police (1982-1990) and National Security Advisor (2003-2005).
In 1990, and as consequence of the Liberian civil war, he resigned from his position as Director of the Liberian National Police. Thereafter, he successively worked as advisor to the Detroit Police Department, investigator in the office of the New York State Inspector General, and Security Specialist for the United Nations with assignments to Bosnia Herzegovina and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He finally retired and returned to the US in 2005 after his last public service as National Security Advisor, and in an effort to restore the country to a democratically elected government after years of civil wars.
He was born in Pleebo, Maryland County, Republic of Liberia to the union of Mr. Jeston E. Clarke, Sr., and Mrs. Ethel Mcborrough Clarke. He was preceded in death by both parents, his daughter Ernestine Wede Clark, his two brothers Tommy Vincent and Kwame Vincent.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Geneva Morris Clark, his children Maurine Goodridge Wilson (Bunch), Hazel Goodridge, Wilfred Clark Jr. (Lisa), and Vivian Clark. Also mourning his loss are his grand children Stacy, Monhjah, Chanel (Eric), Cheyenne, Cayla, Michaela, Josiah and Aubriella. His surviving siblings include Stanley and Elfreda Vincent, Jeston Jr., Hector, Wewee, Fefee and Lorenzo Clarke, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the US and Liberia.
Funeral Service Information:
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
301 Walker Road, Dover, DE 19904
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Wilfred E. Clark Jr. – 302-465-3231
Lorenzo Clarke – 678-636-9747
Vivian Clark – 908-267-3054
HOTEL INFORMATION: (Special Rates Arranged For Wilfred Clark Family)
Fairfield Inn & Suite Phone: 302-677-0900
Residence Inn Phone: 302-677-0777
Homewood’s Suites Phone: 302-674-3300