August 8, 1958 – December 1, 2020
Graveside services for Twyla Faye Petty Clark, will be at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Gaines County Memorial Cemetery.
Twyla Faye Petty Clark of Lafayette, Louisiana, returned home to our Heavenly Father on December 1, 2020, and was reunited once again with her daddy, Virnon Petty.
Twyla was born August 8, 1958, the third of four children to Virnon and Sara Petty in Dimmitt, Texas. She lived her early years in Seminole, Texas, where she graduated high school.
Upon graduation, she moved to Lubbock, Texas, where she worked as a bank teller and vault manager for First National Bank. Soon after, she relocated to Brownfield, Texas, and began a long career at The Brownfield News. It was here she met her husband of 34 years, Dean Clark. After relocating to Lafayette, Louisiana, Twyla spent the last 15 years as an accounting clerk for BJ/Baker Hughes Oilfield Services, retiring in 2019.
At the time of her passing, Twyla was a member of Trinity Bible Church where she found great joy participating in Sunday services and spending time with her church sisters at Wednesday morning bible study.
Twyla is survived by her loving husband, Dean Clark; daughters, Kristyn Clark of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Denee Nelson (Lanier) of Kerrville, Texas; a son, Kristopher Clark (Cori) of Roy, Washington; and her grandchildren, Layla Clark and True Nelson. She is also survived by her mother, Sara Petty of Lubbock, Texas; siblings, Virnell Locker (Lan) of Graham, Texas, Virnette Garrison of Lubbock, Texas, and Malcom Petty (Patti ) of Granbury, Texas; her father-in-law, Lonnie “Chick” Clark; her sisters-in-law Kim White (Robert) and Till Tatum (Mac); brother-in-law, Clay Clark. A niece, numerous nephews and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Virnon Petty, and grandparents Lois and Floss (Fluff) Baldwin. Posthumously, her mother-in-law, Laura “Honey” Clark.
She will be remembered for her kind spirit, generosity toward others, quick wit, contagious laugh, her fantastic cooking, and her love of cross-stitch. Over the years, she gifted family and close friends with her treasured works of art. The hours spent and attention to detail made each piece a family heirloom.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.