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William Jackson "Bill" Clark

Thursday, February 17th, 1944 - Sunday, April 11th, 2021
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Obituary

William Jackson “Bill” Clark, age 77 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Born in Mount Airy, Georgia on February 17, 1944, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Clark and Olivia Garrett Clark. Mr. Clark was a retired aircraft mechanic having served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for 22 years. During his military career, he was based both stateside and internationally including Warner Robbins, Guam, North Dakota and South Dakota, Michigan, North Carolina and Okinawa. He was passionate about military aviation, particularly the B52 bomber. After retirement, he worked with Davis Lumber Company, Habersham Hardware and the Habersham County School System. He attended Alto Congregational Holiness Church. In his spare time, Mr. Clark enjoyed fishing, gardening and anything mechanical. He was an avid baker and was renowned for his apple pies. He is described by his family as an awesome husband, dad, grandad and great grandad who especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Sanders and Sybil Chumney.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Crocker Clark of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Michael & Lisa Clark of Pensacola, Florida; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Drawdy of Baldwin, Reshell & Chris Chasteen of Comer; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bobbie Standridge of Cleveland, Yvonne Tatum of Dallas, Ann Harmon of LaGrange and Joy Anderson of Eastanollee; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Danny Oliver and Rev. Scott Ledbetter officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Air Force.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online at www.supportwoundedwarriorproject.org.

Those in attendance are asked to adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    Address
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Danny Oliver
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Scott Ledbetter
  • Interment

    Location
    Level Grove Cemetery
    Address
    Level Grove Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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JB

James Boehm

Posted at 08:55am
We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful person and we had so many good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

We are making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Bill

Love, Jim and Joy
JC

J. D. and Carla

Posted at 11:14pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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