George W. Clark, Jr.
Milledgeville, GA- Funeral services for Mr. George W. Clark, Jr. age 95 who passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 will be conducted Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 11am in the First United Methodist Church of Milledgeville with Dr. Mike Cavin officiating.
Interment will be at 2:30 pm in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cochran.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 10 am until the service hour.
George William Clark Jr. was born on July 2nd, 1918 in Bulloch County, Georgia and passed away on April 19th, 2014 at the GA War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, GA. George grew up in Bulloch County and after graduating from high school, he entered the University of Georgia , and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1939. He was hired for a position with the U.S Census Bureau in Washington, D.C. When World War II began, George joined the Marine Corps and was sent to Officer Candidate School at Quantico, VA and upon completion received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenantand achieved the rank of Captain. During the war he served in the Marshall Islands, as well as other Islands in the Pacific.
George was hired by the U.S Department of Agriculture and began his career as a Soil and Water Conservationist , which was located in Bleckley County, Cochran, Georgia, where he met and later married Lacy Pirkle. He also worked in Johnson County before moving to Dodge County, (Eastman, Georgia). George remained with the US Department of Agriculture in Dodge and Bleckley counties, until he retired at age 65. George was an active member as well, as a Sunday School teacher of the First United Methodist Church in Eastman, and later in Milledgeville.
George was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow and the Will Watts Fellow and many other awards and recognitions during his nearly 65 years of service in the Rotary Club.
George and Lacy moved to Milledgeville, Georgia after retirement and became very active in the community George enjoyed golfing with his friends and playing bridge. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed watching all the games! He also had a love for being outside and working in his yard, one of his favorite hobbies was planting and tending his grapevines. He enjoyed sharing the grapes with all his family and friends.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents George William Clark Sr.and Mary Dekle Clark; his brother S.D. Clark, his sisters Mrs Era Alexander, Mrs. Tiny Peed and Mrs. Myrtice Hall.
He is survived by his wife Lacy Pirkle Clark of sixty seven years, his daughter Elizabeth Clark Meier of Milledgeville, his son George William Clark III (Dede) of Avondale Estates, and his daughter Connie Clark Tillman( Lannis) of Jesup. He is also survived by his grandchildren Gary Meier Jr. (Holly) , Marjorie Meier Acosta (Jacob), Craig William Clark , Andrew Richard Clark (Katie), Daniel Kevin Clark , and Leah Elizabeth Tillman, and one great granddaughter, Emma Clark.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneralhome.net
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville in charge of arrangements
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - Heritage Memorial Park
1670 North Jefferson Street Milledgeville, GA 31061
Published in The Telegraph on Apr. 21, 2014