Blair Holland ClarkJune 2, 1952 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 65)
Mr. Blair Holland Clark died in character at home peacefully after a protracted battle with ALS on the evening of November 8th at the age of 65.
He is survived by his wife Kay Mantiply Clark, his son Macon Clark, his brothers Chris and John Clark (Eileen] and his sister Candace Clark (Jeremy Grenade) and several beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two of his brothers, Don and Patrick.
He was born June 2nd, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Fred and Patricia Clark. He attended high school at Tehran American School in Iran, undergraduate school at East Texas State University, and received a Masters in Counseling from James Madison University. He met and married Kay Mantiply Clark June 14th, 1986 and in 1991 moved to Asheville, North Carolina with Kay and Macon. Blair worked tirelessly in the mental health and substance abuse community of Western North Carolina, during which he made a transformative and permanent impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him professionally and personally. He enjoyed golf, gardening, motorcycles, and writing. He was a regular contributor to the Fairview Town Crier with his column “You Are Here” and authored a book entitled “AWAY: Answers to What Ails You.”
Services will be held Friday, December 1st at 2:00 pm at The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village. Memorials may be made to Sunrise Recovery Center by going to their website www.sunriseinasheville.com
Kay and Macon are deeply grateful for the loving kindness and support of friends and family and for the services of Dr. Amy Santin and staﬀ of MAHEC Cane Creek, CarePartners Home Health and CarePartners Home Hospice, Dr. John Langlois and to caregivers, Dawn and Eryn and the other buddies and “Regulars”.