Bobby Clark, original tenor for the Cathedral Quartet, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 12:10 p.m., after suffering a stroke in February. Mr. Clark was the last surviving member of the original lineup of the Cathedral Quartet. The quartet began in 1964, and Mr. Clark was the only original member who lived to see that 50-year anniversary. Danny Koker (baritone/pianist) passed away in 2008, George Younce (bass) in 2005, and Glen Payne (lead) in 1999.
Mr. Clark was classically trained, having a full scholarship to the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio and studying under renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Elenore Stuber. He appeared in numerous roles with the Orlando Opera Company and sang with country music artists such as Jimmy Dean, Marty Robbins and Hank Snow. He also performed with several gospel quartets through the years including the Dixie Echoes, the Weatherfords, the Oak Ridge Quartet, the Rangers Quartet and others. Click here to read more about Bobby's life and accomplishments.
Mr. Clark's memorial service will be May 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Temple Baptist Church, 2501 Northshore Blvd, Flower Mound TX, 75028. Funeral arrangements are with Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, Lewisville TX.
Enjoy this video of "Hide Thou Me," featuring Bobby and his still-remarkable tenor, taken from The Cathedral Quartet: A Reunion: