Mr. Jackie Walter Clark, 83, of Hazlehurst passed away Aug. 3 at his residence.
Mr. Clark was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Albany to the late Wilma Cleveland Clark Commander and Philip James Clark. He graduated from Georgia Teachers’ College (now Georgia Southern University) and earned a Master’s Degree from Mercer University. He taught mathematics for 32 years with the majority of his career at Jeff Davis High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst.
“Papa” will be remembered for his happy smile when he saw his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, his gratitude for all that “Mama” did for him, his enjoyment of golf, baseball, and football, his skill at woodworking up until the last few years, and his sharp wit and intellect.
Survivors include his wife Harriet Woodard Clark; sons Clay Clark (Lana) and Reid Clark (Marjorie); daughter Cecelia McLoon (Kelly); grandchildren Jeremy Clark (Stephanie), Skyler Clark (Lexie), Mary Evelyn Clark, Paul Clark, William Clark, Annie Rose Clark, Alexis Leggett (Ryan), and Logan McLoon; great-grandchildren Ella Clark, Lincoln Clark, Brooklyn Leggett, and Caroline Leggett; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Aug. 5 at Palm Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Reid Clark and the Rev. Brad Waters officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Floyd, Randy Rentz, Dr. Frank Bixler, Royce Story, Lee Miles, Benham Stewart and Jay Woodard.
Active pallbearers were Jeremy Clark, Skyler Clark, Paul Clark, William Clark, Logan McLoon and Kelly McLoon.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.