Robert F. Clark, PhD, "Dr. Bob", of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.After a long battle with cancer Bob was called home to be with the Lord. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.He was born April 1, 1934 in Jersey City, N.J., to George and Margaret Clark. He graduated from Maryville College in 1954. Bob then served in the U.S. Army in the field of counter intelligence, from 1954 to 1960. He returned to school, graduating from the University of Chattanooga with a Master of Science in 1982; and from Colombia Pacific University in 1992, with a Doctorate of Philosophy. He worked for Provident Life and Accident and also taught at several private colleges in the area. In 1992, he retired from Provident Life and Accident and focused solely on his teaching career. He has been a Master Mason since 1960 and has served the Ooltewah Lodge and the Harrison Lodge. He was also a member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple and the Scottish Rite and was past Master at Mountain City Lodge.He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Margaret Clark DeSaix.He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janet; daughters, Laura (Scott) Greenwell and Pamela (David) Raby; sons, George (Dee) Clark and Robby Clark; his stepchildren, John Brookins and Pamela Brookins; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, at Chattanooga Memorial Park with Rev. Ricky Vaughn officiating.A request was made by Bob for no formal attire.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.Memorial contributions may be made to you favorite charity.The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home 7454 East Brainerd Road.