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Luther Clark Jr

May 11, 1941 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary


Luther Clark, Jr. Born: May 11, 1941, in Seminole County, Donalsonville, Georgia. His parents were Luther Clark, Sr. and Mandy Washington Clark, He was the youngest child of seven.
He attended Carthage House Elementary School and High School. In 1960, he attended Seminole County Training School and graduated twelfth grade. In 1976, he attended the Manatee Technical Vocational Institu- tion and received a certificate in small engine repair. He moved to Florida to continue his adult life in the 1960's and resided in Winter Garden, Florida doing citrus work.
He was married to his first wife, Vera Clark and to this union a son, Torin was born.
He was inducted into the United States Army and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He re- ceived an honorable discharge as a Sergeant and a re- cipient of the Purple Heart of the United States. After he served his time in the Military, he moved to Palmet- to, Florida, Manatee County.
He was raised in St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church Donalsonville, Georgia and was baptized. He served there until he relocated to Florida. He married his wife Mary in 1979 and shared a wonderful life together for thirty-five years. They joyfully raised their great-nephew, Justin child would love to have. He was a faithful and a dedicated member of Providence Missionary Bap- tist Church. He enjoyed his life visiting his daugh- ter, grandchildren and great grands for the Holidays and Special Days. His ultimate duty as a baby brother was calling his sisters Princetta and Martha daily and weekly to do his brotherly checkups.
He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and fellow workers, Jimmy Porter, Nate Porter and Mr. Bill. He started keeping cows for his friend Jimmy in 1994 and the blessing flowed and he became a personal owner until his health no longer allowed him to attend them around October 2021. He en- joyed taking vegetables and fruits to friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Clark, Sr., and Mandy Washington Clark; three sis- ters, Carrie Bell, Lovie Virginia, Ursula; one broth- er, B.C. Clark.
He leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Terrye Haggins Jackson and one son, Torin Clark (Angela) and the great-nephew he raised, Justin Brown; two sisters, Princetta McCants, Martha Harvey; grandchildren, Ursula Keith, McKinley Keith, III (Juanita), Torina Clark and Jade Clark; great-grands, Carde Lucas, Camari Lucas, Niah Martin, Tier Green, Tamani Green, Khalia Green, McKayla Keith, McKinley Keith, IV, Mahlia Keith and his loving goddaughter Joquista Mazon and a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
In his last months of his life he was cared for and attended by his daughter, Terrye Haggins-Jackson. His nieces Merlene, Mandy, Jennifer, Florine and his nephews, Alonzo and John Pop, Luther T. and his cousin, Lola assisted with his care.  Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Westside funeral home 204 7th St. W., Palmetto, FL 34221.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Providence Missionary  Baptist Church 501 12th Street Dr., West Palmetto, FL 34221.  Condolences may be given at www.westsidefh.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Westside Funeral Home
204 7th St W.
Palmetto, FL 34221

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Providence Missionary Baptist Church
501 11th Sr Dr W
Palmetto, FL 34221

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