Barbara Joyce Rupard Wiki
Barbara Joyce Rupard Bio
|Barbara Joyce Rupard was the wife of Country singer and actor Roy Clark who died on 15th November 2018. The couple got married in 1957 having dated for an year. They have been together for a record 61 years. They share four children together and resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma.|
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Personal details|
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Age||She is currently 82 years old as of 2018|
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Nationality||American|
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Husband||
Roy Clark (m. 1957 – 2018)
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Children||The couple share four children (two sons Roy Clark II and Dr. Michael Meyer and two daughters Terry Lee Meyer and Diane Stewart)|
|Barbara Joyce Rupard Net Worth||Her husband, Roy Clark had an estimated net worth of $1.2 million as at the time of his death|
Barbara Joyce Rupar Husband (Roy Clark)
Roy Linwood Clark was born on 15th April 1933 and died on 15th November 2018 aged 85. He was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997. Roy Clark was an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. Clark died at his home in Tulsa due to complications of pneumonia.
Roy Clark is survived by Barbara Joyce Rupard, his wife of 61 years, his sons Roy Clark II and wife Karen, Dr. Michael Meyer and wife Robin, Terry Lee Meyer, Susan Mosier and Diane Stewart, and his grandchildren: Brittany Meyer, Michael Meyer, Caleb Clark, Josiah Clark and his sister, Susan Coryell.
Barbara Joyce Rupar Was Roy Clark’s Second Wife
In 2016, Roy Clark told PBS in 2016 interview that he married his first wife when he was 17 in 1950. At the time, Clark had been a banjo, mandolin and guitar prodigy. Despite this, Clark decided to try and work as a carhop, a waiter who worked in a drive-in restaurant. Clark goes on to say that his career change didn’t work and he returned to music in his 20s. Clark added that by the time he met Barbara Rupard, he was back in music and the couple was driving to gigs while staying “in cheap hotels,” until Clark got his break on The Tonight Show.
Barbara Joyce Contribution to Clark’s Success
In 2004, Roy Clark is quoted saying in an interview with the Toledo Blade, “She is as much responsible for this than anyone else. In 1960, it was just her and I on the road. She’d drive to one engagement and I’d sleep. Then I’d do my thing while she would sleep. We were on the road for 347 days that first year… My wife teases me because when I come back from a long trip, I have this guitar next to this chair I relax in and I’ll grab it and start to strum it. She’ll say ‘Don’t you ever get tired?’ And I’ll say, ‘No, I never get tired of music.’”
Barbara Joyce Rupar Sister
Barbara Joyce has one known sister, Joanie.