Obituary for Silbourne St. Arthur Clarke of Southern Pines

Silbourne St. Arthur Clarke, age 95, of Southern Pines, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  

Silbourne leaves to mourn his sons; Silbourne St. Arthur Clarke, Jr. and Gavin Mhor Campbell Clarke, daughter-in-law, Maria Clarke; and stepchildren, H. Troye Davenport and Churchill Hornstein; and immediate relatives James Johnson, John and Carol Johnson, Bobby and Lynne Johnson, Jon and Nichole Crow of Scotland.  The Campbell and Teese’s families of Scotland and England and the Mallison Family of North Carolina, and the Baptiste family of Trinidad, and his surviving relatives in Jamaica.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Edith Stevenson Campbell Clarke (2006) of Scotland and Gilliam Mallison Clarke (2010) of North Carolina.

Silbourne was born on October 19, 1926 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late Lawrence Clarke and Agatha Roberts.

He served as the First Director of the United Nation Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) for 18 years, and as a Diplomat, Chargé d’affaires/Counselor for Jamaica at the United Nations for 4 years, and Advisor/Consultant to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States for 6 years.

He served in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in the rank of Sergeant (Radar Technician)      # 713137 in World War II.

He earned his Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Oxford England, with additional degrees from Universities of St. Andrews, Dundee, Glasgow in Scotland and University of London England.  

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Christ Church Anglican, 750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines, NC 28387 of Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00PM.  

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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