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Paul Richard Clark

d. December 23, 2015

Paul Richard Clark, 76, of

Athens, passed away Dec. 23,

2015, at Fort Sanders Medical

Center in Knoxville.


He was preceded in death by

his parents, Millard Ray Clark

and Madge Madison Clark;

brother, David Madison Clark;

and a special neice, Ann Harris




He was a resident of McMinn

County most of his life. He and

his father built the family home

that he and his family have lived

in for over 50 years.



He was a retired carpenter

from Bowater, Inc. and a 50-

year member of Etowah Lodge

No. 653. He was of the Baptist

faith, attending Solid Rock

Baptist Church until his health




He was an avid camper, and

he and his wife traveled many

miles camping after retirement.

His hobby was restoring John

Deere Tractors. He restored a

1953 JD and has shown it in

numerous shows along with his

tractor buddies, Zane Albritton

and Randy Birchfield.



He is survived by his wife of

26 years, Alvilee Davis Clark;

one son, Richard Allen and

Cindy Clark; one daughter,

Rhonda Clark Thompson; and

grandchildren: Cortney

Thompson Henry and Marcus,

and Mandy Thompson and their

dad, Scott Thompson, Dr.

Melisa Clark Couey, and

Anthony and Ryan Wilson. His

extended family is Carol Davis

Buckner and Larry, their chil-

dren, Ashley Buckner Sims and

David, Zachary Buckner and

Bethany, and Kyle Buckner;

great-grandchildren: Hayden

and Elizabeth Wilson, Abbi

Thompson, Hudson Blaine,

Addeline and Annaleigh Henry;

extended great-grands: Bella,

Bessie, Betty Zayne, Bennie

Buckner and Anna Kate and

Levi Sims; and two siblings.



A celebration of life and

homegoing of Paul Clark will be

held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 27,

2015, at Serenity Funeral Home

Chapel in Etowah with Pastor

Daniel Stewart, Pastor Dennis

Leamon and Dr. Jimmy

McCarter officiating.

Graveside service will be at

11 a.m. Monday at Greenhill




Pallbearers will be Larry,

Gary, Chad, Roger, Steve Clark,

and Don Firestone. Mr. George

Carver and Hoyt Clark will serve

as an honorary pallbearers.

A white dove release ceremo-

ny will conclude the services.

Family will receive friends

from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the

service today.



In lieu of flowers, please make

donations to St. Jude Children’s

Hospital at www.stjude,org.

Online condolences may be

sent to


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Serenity Funeral Home Chapel

, Cleveland, TN 37323

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