Walter Foxworth Clarke
1936 - 2021
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Walter Foxworth Clarke
Keystone Heights - Walter Foxworth Clarke passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021 at 84 years old. He was born June 3, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to William Edward Clarke and Georgia Self Clarke. He attended Landon High School and University of Florida. Walter grew up enjoying the outdoors with his family especially at the Clarke family home in Orange Park and their vacation house on Spring Lake. He attended Southside Baptist Church and Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. He enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the piano and organ at the churches he attended. He was an accomplished organ player and a member of a local organ society. He had a passion for history and was a successful antiques dealer in Jacksonville. Walter enjoyed traveling with friends visiting flea markets, and art and music festivals throughout Florida. He also enjoyed traveling with his mother, especially their wonderful trips abroad. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bill Clarke. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Clarke Bilbrey and her husband Robert Bilbrey and 4 nephews and nieces; Bobby and Rick Bilbrey, Beth Hiltabidle and Julie Clarke. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends including Scott, Ray and Dee Frey and Betty Porter.
A graveside service and Celebration of Life will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Orange Park, Florida in early June. Please visit his memorial page at for more details including date, time and directions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville FL 32606 at or to the Clarke House Park, Orange Park, Florida in his memory at: The Historical Society of Orange Park, P.O. Box 8, Orange Park, FL 32067.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.
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