John W. Clark

Published 4:36 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AHOSKIE – John William Clark, age 78, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Clark was born in Ahoskie, NC, on April 22, 1935, a son of the late Dennie Mae Simons and Willie Hill Clark.  He worked as an assembly line worker for Carolina Aluminum and later retired from Carolina Billets.  John was a member of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, Mr. Clark was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Eva Christine Hoggard Clark; and by sisters, Willie Mae Casper, and Mabel Baugham; and brothers, Wallace Clark and Bill Clark.

Left to cherish his memory is his niece, whom he thought of as a daughter, Cindy Blythe and her husband, Donnie, of Franklin, VA, their children, his “grandchildren”, Joshua Blythe and Chelsea Blythe; and his “great grandchildren”, Rylan and Brysen Blythe. He is also survived by four sisters, Doris Keel, Mildred Weaver, Ellen Barnes, and Sylvia Barnes; and two brothers, Alton Clark and Fred Clark.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie, with the Rev. Jerry Rackley officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is serving the Clark family and online condolences may be sent by visiting