May 1, 1919 ~ March 17, 2005

Born in: Cornwall, CT,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Albert Miles Clark, 85, retired manager of Biltmore Dairy Farms, died peacefully at his home at Givens Estates on Thursday, March 17, 2005, where he had been a resident since October, 1998. Mr. Clark was born in Cornwall, CT on May 1, 1919, the second son of the late Ada Coates and Loyal B. Clark. He received his education in Stamford, CT and earned his BS degree in Animal Husbandry and Dairy Husbandry from the University of Connecticut. Four days after graduation, Mr. Clark moved to Biltmore, NC where he began a career in the dairy industry with Biltmore Dairy Farms which spanned 43 years. His work with the Jersey herd produced a number of international champions. Mr. Clark was a recognized civic leader and held positions as an officer or member in a number of organizations which include, but are not limited to Buncombe County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, N.C. Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Asheville Kiwanis Club where he became a lifetime member, N.C. Jersey Breeders Association, Asheville Chamber of Commerce, N.C. Forestry Association, American Society of Dowsers, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Eliada Home for Children. In June, 2004, Mr. Clark was inducted into the Hall of Fame, Western Carolina Communities. In addition to community leadership positions, Mr. Clark was also an active member of the First Congregational Church and the Biltmore United Methodist Church. Mr. Clark was married to the late Jane Wiley Clark, with whom he had three daughters and a son, deceased. He later married the late Lottie S. Jackson Clark. Upon his retirement from Biltmore Dairy Farms, Mr. Clark returned to Cornwall, CT, and a farm which had been in his family since the American Revolution. Mr. Clark continued with involvement in the local community. In 1993 he returned to Biltmore and later became a resident of Givens Estates. Mr. Clark is predeceased by his mother, father, and a brother; a son Sheldon B. Clark and wife Lottie S. Jackson Clark. He is survived by a brother Loyal Donald Clark of Storrs, CT; three daughters, Jean Clark Banks and husband John of San Antonio, TX, Carol Clark Fife and husband Richard of Miramar, FL, and Lorraine Clark Cochrane of Jacksonville, FL; stepson Terry Jackson and wife Carolyn of Grover, NC; step-daughter Jaye Jackson Lytle and husband Jim of Asheville, NC; eight grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, thirteen step-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, with the Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley officiating. Interment will be private. His family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803, or to Eliada Home for Children, PO Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816.

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  1. A great man; a great leader; a great promoter of youth and the Jersey Cow as well as a great friend. I really enjoyed working with him. We will miss his leadership , but God will use it for his glory.

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  2. My condolences to the Family of Albert. I knew Albert well, although we have been out of touch for a few years.
    Albert OK’ed the first job I ever had, a part time at Biltmore Dairy Farms. I was 12 yrears old at that time. Later in the Spring of 1951, he OK’ed a full time job at Biltmore, where I stayed until they sold the Dairy in the spring of ’85.(except for a tour with the US Navy Seabees). After I was released by the Navy and returned home, I went back to Biltmore Dairy Farms. I became the Plant Fieldman in 1969 and worked closely with Albert until the Dairy Herd was sold. He will be missed.
    Harley Fender

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  3. ALBERT WAS A VERY NICE MAN. I USED TO WORK WITH HIM AT BILTMORE. WE GOT ALONG SO GOOD. WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF A VERY SPECIAL MAN. AT LEAST WE WILL GET TO SEE HIM ONE DAY IN HEAVEN, THEN WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER FOR EVER!I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY. HIS FAMILY IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

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