Louis Clayton Clark Jr., 84, of Dawsonville, formerly of East Atlanta and East Point, passed away Nov. 15, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Atlanta on Aug. 7, 1928, he was the son of the late Louis Clayton Clark Sr. and Odessa Clark.
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He grew up in the Capitol View area of Atlanta and attended Boys High. Clayton earned his BS and MAT at Emory University. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, posted to Germany during the Korean War. On Aug. 21, 1955, he married Eleanor Jane Brown.
Clayton taught high school math for more than 40 years at West Fulton High School, Headland High School, Briarwood High School and Fayette County High School. He also taught at Clayton State University for two years. Over the years, he was a member of several Methodist Churches: Martha Brown UMC, East Point UMC and Cumming First UMC for the past 15 years.
Following retirement, he moved to Dawson County where he and Jane enjoyed traveling extensively through the United States and Europe. Clayton was a talented woodworker and carpenter for his family and friends. He also loved all sports and was an avid tennis player all of his adult years.
Clayton is survived by his beloved wife, Jane Clark of Dawsonville; children, Melanie (Jeff) Godwin of Cumming, John Robert (Marcella Pabros) Clark of Los Angeles, Calif., James Clark of Canton, Paul (Cassie Maher) Clark of Atlanta; family friend, Willie Hawkins of Canton; grandchildren, Meredith (Andrew) Chupp of Bloomington, Ill., Kate Godwin of Louisville, Ky., Valerie Godwin of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Clayton Chupp, Laura Elizabeth Chupp.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Building Fund of Cumming First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cumming, GA 30028.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2012