Clark, C. Robert

Longtime Orthopaedic Surgeon In Chattanooga

Monday, July 8, 2019
C. Robert Clark
C. Robert Clark

Charles Robert Clark, M.D., 89, died at home on July 5, 2019.

He was born May 22, 1930, the son of the late Ethel C. and John S. Clark and raised on Lookout Mountain, Tn. 

Survivors include his wife, Jody Moody Clark, children, Rex M. (Jacque), Hatchechubbee, Alabama, John K. (Stacy), Wildwood, Georgia, Allen C. (Renata), Lookout Mtn., Tennessee, and grandchildren-Drew, Gabi, Charlie, Jake (Bergen) Logan (Sarah).

Dr. Clark was educated at Lookout Mountain School and he was a graduate of McCallie School and Davidson College. His medical education included graduating from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College, internship First Surgical Division, Columbia University, Bellevue Hospital, NY, NY, and residency in orthopaedic surgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Cripple Children.

Society memberships included being a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,emeritus fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, past president Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, emeritus member of Rotary Club of Chattanooga, and life member of Hamilton County-Chattanooga Rescue Service. He served on the boards of Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority, was chairman of the Tennessee Board of Emergency Medical Services, and was mayor of the Town of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. As a colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve, he was State Surgeon for the Tennessee Army National Guard.  In college he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and in medical school he was a member of Phi Chi fraternity.       

For many years Dr. Clark was in the private practice of orthopaedic surgery in Chattanooga.  His faculty appointments were instructor of Anatomy, Duke University School of Medicine and associate professor and associate dean, Chattanooga Unit, University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

The Board of Trustees of the Tennessee Medical Association presented him the Distinguished Service Award, the McCallie School honored him with an Alumni Achievement Award, the Baroness Foundation selected him for the Distinguished Physician Award, and The Sertoma Club of Chattanooga selected him for the Service to Mankind Award.

Dr. Clark is a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chambliss Center for Children, Church of the Good Shepherd, Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service or the charity of your choice.

Family will receive friends from 2:30–3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lookout Mountain.

Funeral Services will be 3:30 p.m. at the church with Rector Robert Childress officiating.

There will be a reception to follow the service in the Parish Hall.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

 


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