Brian Wallace Clark
October 6, 1989 until January 10, 2024
With love in our hearts, we announce the passing of Brian Wallace Clark, age 34, of Bentonville, Arkansas. He passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, after a short but valiant battle against an aggressive and unrelenting cancer. Brian was deeply loved by those who knew him because of his genuine kindness, love for people, and contagious laugh.
Brian was born October 6th, 1989 in Reno, Nevada to Sandra Gail Curtis and Scott Boyd Clark. His family moved to Chicagoland (Naperville) in 1996 and Brian quickly acclimated to the midwest (Go Cubbies!). He attended Neuqua Valley High School where he excelled in athletics (particularly volleyball), academics, and friend accumulation.
Brian proudly served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Kenya Nairobi Mission from 2009-2011. His love for the African people and culture transcended his time there as he intentionally found opportunities to speak Swahili and eat skuma wiki with ugali or chapati and beans.
Brian studied Supply Chain Management at Brigham Young University where he met the love of his life, Shelby Lynn Armstrong. Brian was smitten at their meeting and knew quickly he had met his eternal match. After a short but spectacular courtship they were sealed in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple. Shelby and Brian’s relationship is a true example of deep love, respect, and pure devotion through sickness and health.
After graduating from college, Brian and Shelby moved to Bentonville and were unexpectedly enamored with Northwest Arkansas. Brian was a loyal Walmart employee, “all in” for over 9 years and looked forward to a long career under “the spark.” Representing the company was a great honor for him.
The heavens smiled upon Brian and Shelby as they became parents to three beautiful girls, Grace Eliza (7), Ella Anne (5), and Audrey June (1.5). Each daughter was born looking just like their “dada” and they all adore him with a love that was only surpassed by his love for them.
Brian enjoyed a good morning run, a competitive volleyball match, Buffalo wings, and jamming to Dave Matthews. He loved spending quality time with his family and friends and was well known for his love of serving others. Brian served in various leadership callings in his church, but his main focus was ministering to the one. He had a passion for people and embodied the Savior’s call to “feed my sheep.”
He is survived by his wife, Shelby; parents Scott and Sandy Clark of Bentonville; daughters Grace, Ella, and Audrey; sisters Staci (Judd) Koudelka of Bentonville and Mikale (Ammon) Williamson of American Fork, UT; brother Preston (Lesley) Clark of Manteca, CA; parents-in-law Lance and Wendy Armstrong of Bentonville, and sister-in-law Haylee (Aaron) Steffensen of Bentonville. He is preceded in death by his grandparents and CalliTheDog.
Services to honor Brian’s well-lived life will be Friday, January 19th, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1101 McCollum Dr, Bentonville. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:15am followed by the funeral starting at 10:30am CST. We invite Brian’s friends and family to join us at a luncheon to reminisce and celebrate at 1:30pm at the same location.
Special thanks to the myriad of medical professionals who compassionately cared for Brian during his illness. We also extend sincere appreciation to those who have lovingly supported and comforted his family with kind thoughts and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Brian’s favorite local charity, Canopy NWA. For information about how to contribute to Brian’s family directly, please text 314.680.3768.
A Zoom link is provided for those who would like to join from afar at 10:30am CST:
Meeting ID: 977 4934 8004
Passcode: 173229 (tel:977%204934%208004;173229)