WREXHAM Football Club president and former chairman Bob Clark collapsed and died suddenly yesterday while shopping in the town. He was 64.
Mr Clark, a chartered accountant, of Chester Road, Gresford, leaves a daughter, Fiona, 36, who lives in New Zealand, and two sons, David, 34, a computer programmer and Toby, 32, who was Welsh Designer of the Year a few years ago and now lives in London.
Mr Clark's wife, New Zealand-born Adrienne, also died suddenly a few years ago.
Yesterday David said: "He was shopping for things to go on holiday when he collapsed. A paramedic tried to resuscitate him but he died either there or in the ambulance."
David said his father was a diabetic and although he'd spent some time in hospital a few months ago, he had been very well and happy recently.
David added: "It's very, very sudden and fortunately he didn't suffer."
He said his father loved Wrexham Football Club and had followed them since he was a boy.
He said: "He'd seen them through the good times and the bad. It was his big love. It was a huge part of his life. He'd do practically anything for them. He supported them as he could and would go to all the charity events.
"One of the things he enjoyed most was turning up early before the game. He knew a lot of people on the board and from other clubs. He enjoyed helping out in the bar."
John Bevan, of Wrexham chartered accountants Guy Walmsley, said he had known Mr Clark for 18 years.
He said: "He used to go to all the Wrexham games - home and away - and reserve matches as well."
He said Mr Clark had been with the firm full-time until the end of March and still worked as a consultant.
Mr Bevan said: "He was a very honest man, a hard worker, full of integrity. He was looking forward to going on holiday to see his daughter who lives in New Zealand. He was going to go to South America and on to New Zealand for Christmas and catch a Test match in Australia in January."