Beauchamp, R. Clark

Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home
Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home

A Kentucky native, Clark Beauchamp was born June 15, 1927, in Russellville, Kentucky, to Emerson “Doc” Beauchamp (the former Lt. Governor to Kentucky Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby) and Margaret E. Orndorff Beauchamp.  His younger brother was Emerson Beauchamp, Jr., who preceded him in death in 2001.

Clark served his country during WWII from 1945 to 1947 while serving with the 317th Troop Carrier Group in Japan.  Following his military service he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Indiana University.  Mr. Beauchamp was a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky.

In 1956 Clark married Thomas “Tommye” Elaine Pirtle of Smithland, Kentucky.  She preceded him in death in 1987.  He married Margaret Coffman of Somerset, Kentucky, in 1995.  She preceded him in death in 2010.

Clark was sworn in as the commissioner of the Bureau of Facilities Management for the State of Kentucky in 1977.  He briefly retired from the Kentucky State government in 1988.  After the passing of his first wife, Tommye, he returned to the Department of Finance and served once again as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Facilities Management.  He retired once again in 1996, this time to spend time with his second wife, Margaret.

Clark Beauchamp, who passed from this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina, is survived by

3 Daughters ~ Laura Farina and husband, Andrew

                       Jennifer McManus and husband, Dan

                       Leslie Beauchamp

2 Grandchildren ~ Thomas and Caitlin Farina

1 Niece ~ Amanda Ramer Tait and husband, J.R.

Funeral Services for R. Clark Beauchamp will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Sayre officiating with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am until the service hour of 11:00 am. 


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