Otis Clark

SEATTLE  –  Otis Clark, a world-traveling evangelist and one-time butler to Hollywood stars who was believed to be the oldest living survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, died Monday in Seattle, family members said.

He was 109.
A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
In Tulsa, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 31  –  the 91st anniversary of the Race Riot  –  at Greenwood Christian Center.
Biggers Funeral Home in Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.
A minister for more than 85 years, Clark had spent the last few years as a bishop with Life Enrichment Ministries, an organization he co-founded with his daughter, Gwyn Williams.
A former Tulsa resident, Clark more recently had split time between his homes in Seattle and Dallas.
Born before Oklahoma statehood on Feb. 13, 1903, on a homestead near Guthrie, Otis G. Clark grew up in Tulsa, where in 1921 his family’s home burned during the riot.
The riot claimed at least 38 lives and probably more  –  including Clark’s stepfather, who was never found  –  and left thousands of black Tulsans homeless and destitute.

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