Bossier City – Curtis Ollie Clark, 82, of Bossier City, passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2021. Curtis was born in Monroe, LA, to Willie Mae “Billie” and Curtis Wharton Clark on July 20, 1938.
Curtis was raised in Bossier Parish and after graduating from Bossier High School in 1956, he then joined the Army National Guard where he attended MP School. After discharge, he married Nancy Foreman in 1958 and had 2 sons. He married Dorothy “Dot” Coffey in 1966 and had 1 daughter.
Curtis was born to be a cattleman and a horseman. It had been in his bloodline for many generations. He was happiest when he was with his cattle and horses. He loved team roping and the fellowship of rodeo. One of his favorite stories was of the time he and some of his buddies came across a deer while gathering cattle on horseback. They saw that as a challenge not to be missed. So he and Benny Grant took off after it and Curtis head roped that big 11 point buck while Benny roped the heals. What an accomplishment! They all were so proud of themselves and that story has been told countless times. After working at the family sale barn, Clark’s Livestock Auction in Bossier City, he went on to be the longtime manager of North Ridge Farms in North Shreveport. While employed there, he became the President of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, one of his most proud accomplishments. From there he went back to his roots to manage Clark’s Auction for several years. He was also an order buyer for Conley Cattle Company and travelled the sale barn circuit. He made many lifelong friends at those sales. Lots of stories were shared among the “Under the Tree” club. He and his wife, Dot, then began the Wineglass Cattle Company and raised cattle for many years. He was particularly proud of his brand, a wine glass, because it symbolized his love of spirits and a good time. After the cattle came the thoroughbred horses, which he also loved. He owned a few racehorses and had some success with them, but his biggest glory was “Cute ‘N Noble.” She went on to win the Louisiana Breeders Oaks and the Champions Day Ladies Stakes in 2003.
Curtis is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy “Dot” Clark, his brother, Tom Clark and wife, Jeanene, 3 children, James Curtis “Bud” Clark and wife, Belinda, Steve Clark, Michelle Clark Corley and husband, Todd, 3 grandchildren, Spencer Clark, Carson Clark, and Randi Corley, a great grandchild, Harrison Clark, nephew, Matthew Clark and niece, Melissa Morton.