Longtime Baton Rouge businessman Clarke Spring passes away

S. Clarke Spring
S. Clarke Spring

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A longtime Baton Rouge businessman, described as a pillar of the community and a self-made success story, has passed away.

S. Clarke Spring died Tuesday evening after a brief illness at the age of 70.

Clarke Spring was still going to LSU in 1964 when he opened Spring Transportation Service, a truck service to haul building materials and concrete blocks.  From that single business we went on to own and operate Capitol Buick-GMC, Capitol Mack and Capitol Freightliner, Capitol Concrete Products, Concrete & Steel Erectors and Easy Crete.

Clarke said:  "It is still hard work.  I get up every morning at 5am and by noon I've done what most people do in a whole day.  With all of the businesses, all of these years, it has always been about giving the customers the service that they deserve."

Clarke Spring is survived by his mother, three sons, a daughter and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Government Street.  A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Garden of Memory located at 11817 Jefferson Highway.

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