John Robert Clark, 71, of Dayton Mountain, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
He was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Dayton to the late Lealon Clark and Hazel (Milligan) Clark. He was also preceded in death by his infant sister, Helen Clark.
John had been a resident of Dayton all of his life. He was a graduate of Rhea Central High School class of 1965. John was a lab technician for Dupont for 38 years and retired in March 31, 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. John was passionate about music, Nascar and family. John was of the Church of God faith.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene “Sue” (Rogers) Clark; four children, Greggory (Melissa) Clark of Dayton, Timothy (Amy) Clark of Lebanon, OH, Kathy (Randy) Hudson of Brayton Mountain and Michael (Wendy) Lawson of Dayton; his three sisters, Katherine (Ray) Thompson of Decatur, AL, Nancy Hood of Sale Creek and Rose (Dave) Howard of Hixson; his grandchildren, Ashleigh Clark, Nick Clark, Bradley Clark, Caleb Clark, Pearl Clark, Miranda Lynch, Aaron Yeargan, Lacy Looney, Christy Chalou, C J Lynch, Bradley Hudson and Jacob Lawson; his great-grandchild, Hunter Clark and eight additional great-grandchildren who all loved their “Pop” John.
Funeral services for John will be held Saturday at noon in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Mike Patton officiating. He will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens Cemetery in Dayton.
Please share your memories of John on his online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive family and friends Saturday after 10 a.m.