James Franklin Clark, 75, of Rossville, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was a member of Canaan Baptist Church.
He loved to dance and enjoyed fishing with his friends and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William George Clark, Sr. and Ida Mae Weathers Clark; siblings, May Louise, Francis, William, Jr., Roy, Myrtle, Gladys, Joe, Christine and Dorothy.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 57 years, Patricia Clark of Rossville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and (Twonna) Clark and Ronald and (Sherry) Clark, all of Soddy Daisy, and Mike Clark of Rossville; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and (David) Hicks of Signal Mountain; seven grandchildren, Serenity, Hayden, Kaitlin, Michaela, Austin, Jordan and Ashlea; one great-grandchild, Cameron and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Reverend Harold Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakewood South Memory Gardens.
The family will begin receiving friends after 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, and prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.