Harold Franklin Clark, Sr., 88, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018.
The son of Virgil and Nellie Clark, he grew up in St. Elmo and was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1948. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his return, he began his career as a millwright at DuPont. After 35 years of service, he retired as a millwright supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Nellie Clark; mother- and father-in-law, Hazel and Verner Draper; sister, Mary Jane Levi; brothers-in-law, Donald Levi, Fred Kessler and John Draper; and son-in-law, Rick Bailey.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Clark; his sister, Barbara Kessler of Bolivar, Tn.; his daughters, Karen Clark (Frank Larry) of Cincinnati, Oh., and Kathy Clark (Melodye Zimmerman); his son, Harold “Hal” Clark, Jr; two grandsons, Harold “Cody” Clark, III (Becca Roberts) and Hunter Clark (Raven Fox); granddaughter, Hali Clark; great-grandson, Harold “Jax” Clark, IV; and the soon-to-arrive great-grandson, Knox Clark, all of Chattanooga. He has a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who he loved dearly.
In keeping with Harold’s belief that a quality education is important for all children, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Fund for Excellence (which supports the Hamilton County Department of Education and its schools) and mailed to 1161 W. 40th Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37409.
Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 7, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12-1 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace with the celebration of Harold’s life beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Graveside services will follow at Hamilton Memorial Garden in Hixson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Home ~ Ashland Terrace, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com.