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Edward Laten Clack
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1935
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 2010
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Edward Laten Clack passed away in Galveston, Texas on January 21, 2010, after a cour­ageous battle with cancer.

He was born November 8, 1935 to loving parents James and Zelma Clack in Gonzales, Texas. He gradu­ated with honors from Prairie View A & M University in 1958. As a dis­tinguished member of the ROTC, Ed­ward served his country as a Lieuten­ant at Fort Hood, Texas. He later re­ceived his Master's degree in Education from The University of Houston. He was a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Edward's passion was teach­ing school and helping to mold the minds of students. He chose to prac­tice his passion for education in Galveston, Texas first at Central High School, then later at Ball High School.

After teaching for some years, Edward created the first computer system for the Galveston School Dis­trict. He served in this capacity until his retirement.

Simultaneously, Edward worked for years with Mr. Scott Jones to cre­ate a Credit Union for African-American school employees. Upon the death of Mr. Jones, Edward took over as Manager of the Galveston Employees Federal Credit Union. As the years passed, Edward was proud that the credit union was not only the financial institution for African-American school employees, but for all employees, regardless of race.

But Edward never forgot his pas­sion for students. He spent countless hours representing the interests of the less fortunate, as a member of the Housing Authority Board, in City Council meetings, at School Board meetings and more. Edward Clack was a much admired civil rights leader in Galveston, Texas. He was a champion of the underdog.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Cindi Walker Clack; his chil­dren: Edwina Clack, Angela Clack, Valhalla (Christopher) Holeman and Odin (Rachelle) Clack; five grand­children, Christiaan, Myles, Coale, Laten and Edward Dean; an older brother and sister, James (Corrine) Clack and Mildred Clack; his sister-in-law Fern (Eli) Jones; brothers-in-law Kelly (Miriam) Walker and David (Maria) Walker and many nieces and nephews.

Public viewings will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 11-4 at Wynn Funeral Home and from 5-8 pm at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church. The family will have a private funeral.
Created by: Shanon Trahan Hughes
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
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Edward Laten Clack
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Edward Laten Clack
Added by: Shanon Trahan Hughes
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2010

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