Ivey Coolidge Clark

Published 8:03 am Thursday, November 1, 2012

CHESAPEAKE, VA – Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ivey Coolidge Clark, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Ivey was born in Hertford County, North Carolina to Nettie (Simons) and Jim Clark.  He had 13 brothers and sisters; Milton, Jimmy, Buck, Horace, Billy, Sidney, Bernice, Nancy, Blanche, Faye and Vivian.

Ivey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Jones Clark of Chesapeake, VA; son, Phillip Clark of Irmo, SC, his wife, Carol, and their children, Lauren and Joshua Clark; daughters, Pamela King of Suffolk, VA, her husband, David, and their daughter, Amanda; and Paula Epley of Chesapeake, VA and her daughters, Ashley and Alexandra; and sisters, Jean Morton of Birmingham, AL and Marie Cook of Rich Square.

Ivey retired from Colonial Chevrolet after 33 years as a body and fender repair technician and was retired for 20 years. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, and fishing.

He never met a person he did not know.  He was a member of the greatest generation and instilled great strength and character in his children and left a lasting impression on everyone who knew and loved him.

A graveside service will be held at Jobs Cemetery in Aulander on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. The family will meet and greet friends following the graveside service.

Flowers are welcome and can be sent to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square, NC.

The family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to Wanda Wyatt of Sentara Hospice.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.garrettsykesfs.com.