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James Clarke Jr. Obituary
James Henry Clarke, Jr., DDS
1947-2018
Beloved husband, father and grandfather – James (Jimmy) Clarke passed away on March 20, 2018 at the age of 70, surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; children, James Henry Clarke III, Meredith Ortega, Gina Lynn, Lindsay Dillard, their loving spouses, seven grandchildren; and, siblings, Percy Gwinn, Baxter Clarke, John Clarke, David Clarke, Lulu Stavinoha, Terry Clarke, their spouses; and, many beloved nieces and nephews.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 14, 1947 and preceded in death by parents, James Henry Clarke and Annie Louise Badham Clarke, Jimmy spent his childhood in Dallas and was a graduate of Highland Park High School before completing his undergraduate degree at Southwestern University of Georgetown. He went on to graduate from Baylor Dental School (Dallas), in 1974 and moved to Houston to pursue his passion for dentistry, beginning his career of 43 years in private practice.
His continuous journey of education earned him credentials that inspired patients worldwide to seek his treatment. He was an esteemed Instructor and Educator of Implant Dentistry at the Misch International Implant Institute, the Las Vegas Institute; and, frequently traveled to The Dominican Republic to share his knowledge of Oral Implantology. His talent was a true gift. James touched the hearts and changed the lives of so many.
A driven professional; a man who dearly loved his family, friends, many colleagues and patients; and, his weekly golf round with good buddies at Northgate Country Club - Jimmy was an extraordinary man who will be dearly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on April 13th at Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring, TX), at 11am. Reception to follow at Northgate Country Club.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 1, 2018
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