12/22/12 — James Edward “Ed” Clark

Funeral services for Mr. James Edward “Ed” Clark, age 78 of Manchester will be conducted Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.

Burial will follow at New Reddens Cemetery in Coffee County with Military Honors.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Clark passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Manchester Health Care.

He was born January 26, 1934 in Belle Glade, Florida the son of the late Julius T. Clark and Maria Mock Clark.

Mr. Clark graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He was employed for many years as a Civil Engineer in Florida prior to moving to Manchester in 1993. He was a member of the National Engineers Society, the Florida Association of Engineers as well as the Tennessee Association of Engineers. He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Manchester. Mr. Clark was a United States Army veteran.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51years, Willie Ruth Clark of Manchester; three children, Kim Clark-Median and husband, Albert of Miami Springs, FL; Jim Clark and wife, Linda of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Duane Clark and wife, Tina, also of Fort Lauderdale, FL; six grandchildren, Kelly, Julianna, Dylan, Logan, Reese and Will. Also surviving is a brother, Odrey Clark and wife, Linda of Hillsboro, TN and a sister, Linda Coston and husband, Benny of Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in honor of Mr. Clark to the “Building People Fund” at First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ed Clark.