The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 19, 2016 at the St. Paul A.M.E Church, 114 Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reverend Norris Harris, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
John Lee Clark was born June 19, 1945 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late John Wesley Clark and Janie Mae Cater Clark. He was lovingly reared by his stepmother, the late Odessa Brown Clark. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmie Lee Clark and Fredrick Clark. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was a 1960 graduate of Lamson Richardson Elementary School of Marshallville, Georgia and a 1964 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School of Montezuma, Georgia. In high school, he was a great and dynamic football player.
He was a very smart young man where he was employed with various companies which included the following: Southern Frozen Food, Inc.; police officer with Oglethorpe Police Department; Macon County Sheriff Department; Kiln operator for Mulcoa Plant of Andersonville; and Wood Yard Technician for Weyerhaeuser where he medically retired in 1997.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Viderial Golphin in 1966, and, to this union, they were blessed with one son, Rico. John loved his family dearly and that loved was returned in many, many folds.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior and joined the Brown Chapel Baptist Church under the late Reverend Holloway. After marriage he joined the St. Paul AME Church of Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served faithfully on the Steward Board Ministry as Steward Pro Tem and was a great supporter of all the other church ministries.
John was a member of the Red Devil Motorcycle Club. His favorite times was riding his Harley-Davison Motocycle and going on trips with the club.
He leaves a legacy and many memories to his beloved family which include his wife of forty-nine years, Viderial Clark, Oglethorpe, Georgia; his son, Rico Clark, Oglethorpe, Georgia; three siblings, Daisy Sniffins, Atlanta, Georgia, Eddie (Patricia) Clark, Decatur, Georgia and Raymond (Patricia) Rumph, Riverdale, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Farris Clark and Lois Clark, both of Montezuma, Georgia, Gloria Nelson, and Ernest (Annie Pearl) Golphin, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; aunts, Willie Bell Hodges, Jacksonville, Florida and Willie Bell Gouch, Detroit, Michigan; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.