James M. Clark

Published 8:49 am Thursday, November 3, 2016

James Madison Clark, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William M. and Lillie Jane Hyder Clark.
Mr. Clark was a 1951 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He had worked as a maintenance electrician at the Budd Company and the National Casket Company. He was a member of the Local 2155 United Auto Workers Union, Benefits Representative of the Budd Company and President of the Union at the National Casket Company.
Mr. Clark was a member, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher of Big Spring Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include his sweet and loving wife of 59 years, G. Nettie Clark; children, Timothy James “Jamie” and wife Janice Clark, Mark Wayne Clark and friend Mary Mitchell, all of Elizabethton; granddaughter, Jamie Lee Clark; special brother-in-law, Sam Hamilton and wife Mable; and sister-in-law, Virginia Nave. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family appreciates the excellent care given to him and his family by the VA Staff, ICU, Surgical Team and the ER Staff. Also, a “Special Thank You” to Lisa Butler, Shirlene Odom, Wyatt Phipps and The Ladies of Big Spring Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Glen Layfield, minister, officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, are Joel Clark, Robert Clark, Doug Vandeventer, Austin Oaks, Josh Foltz, Jeff Chambers, Johnny Butler and Kenny Little. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Hamilton, Lewis Heaton, Jack Clark, Albert Nave, Jack Chambers, Gene Grindstaff, Ronnie Little, co-workers at the Budd Company, Chaplain Doug Dixon, Chaplain Lloyd Hicks, his church family and his friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends and family will meet at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website: www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Clark family.

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