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Mr. Jerry Eugene Clark, 83

Mr. Jerry Eugene Clark was born Nov. 7, 1935. He passed from this life Sept. 27 surrounded by loving family members.
Jerry was the son of Philip James Clark and Wilma Elizabeth Cleveland Clark Commander. He was preceded in death by brothers, Philip James Clark Jr. and Thad Cleveland Clark. He is survived by his younger brother Jackie Walter Clark, husband of Harriet Woodard Clark from Hazlehurst. Other surviving family members include nieces and nephews Clay Clark, Reid Clark, Cecelia Clark McLoon, Todd Clark, Wes Clark, Terri Clark Manley, Philip Neal Clark, and Lyn Clark McRainey. The family of Norma Ford was very special to Jerry for many years.
Jerry attended the University of Georgia where he was on the diving team and the baseball team. He later graduated from Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro. He earned his masters degree from Georgia Southwestern College and his educational specialist degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Jerry retired from the Dougherty County School System after a 31-year career in which he was a teacher, coach, and administrator at Albany Junior High School (assistant principal and principal), Albany High School, and Westover High School. He is remembered by many as “Coach Clark” and over the years was loved by many students and athletes who attended the Dougherty County School System.
Jerry was president of the Dougherty County School System Secondary Schools Association. He was inducted in the Albany Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Jerry was an avid golfer and a member of First United Methodist Church in Albany.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Dougherty County School System, ATTN: Lakesha Bryant, 200 Pine Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701 to fund a Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship.

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