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July 8, 2008

John Jennings Clarke, Sr., 76, of 1316 S. Day Place, died, July 8, 2008. He was born July 14, 1931 in Alleghany County, a son of the late John Hennings and Minnie Enola Noel Clarke. Mr. Clarke served in the United States Army as a soldier of Occupation in Germany from August 1948 to August 1952 attaining the rank of SGT. in the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion of the First Infantry Division. He was a Life Member of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Westvaco in December 1993 after 35 years of service, primarily in the maintenance Department as a Millwight, Maintenance Planner and at his retirement, a Maintenance Foreman . Mr. Clarke was an honorary member of Westvaco Rescue Squad where he held several offices during his active service to the Squad. As a Squad member and instructor he taught numerous American Red Cross First Aid Classes and Emergency Medical Technician classes, training employees ad members of Area First Aid and Rescue Squads. He was a member of Edgemont Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church having served as a Deacon, Youth Advisor, Youth Department Superintendent and teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and held the office of Ruling Elder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary "Rose" Mueller Clarke in November 2003, a son, John J. Clarke, Jr. in 1992 and also by a brother, Gerald L. Clarke in April 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Ann and Steve Bailey of Portsmouth and Sue Ellen Lough of Covington his only granddaughter, Jessica Marie Lough of Covington; two brothers, Robert N. Clark and his wife, Nelda of Covington and Thomas E. Clarke and his wife Sharon of Richmond; five sisters, Anna L. Wilmer; Peggy J. Crawford; Barbara Flint and her husband, James; Betty Stull and Joyce Knighton and her husband, William, all of Covington; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States and Germany. In keeping with Mr. Clarke's wishes his body as been cremated. A private graveside will be held at a later date at Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends any time aat the home of Sue Ellen Lough's at 1319 S. Crawford Ave, Covington. Memorial Information Memorial donations in Mr. Clarke's name may be made to the Edgemont ARP Building Fund, 2306 S. Church Ave., Covington, VA 24426 or to your favorite charity.
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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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