Shelby C. Clark departed this life early on February 3, 2015. He was born in Hinesville, Georgia on October 23, 1928.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Clark. He had eight children, seven of which survived him: Shawn and Leslie Clark (son), Nancy and Jerry Edmondson (daughter), Linda Crews (daughter), David and Judy Clark (son) and Fellow Clark (Son); Debbie and Ronnie Sauls (daughter), Faris Crews (son), Kim Crews (daughter-in-law). He has one surviving sister, Merle Johnson and two very special cousins, Pete Clark and Stanley Johnson.
Surviving grandchildren include: Kendall and Sarah Clark; Tracy Edmonson and son; Darby Edmonson and children; Claudia and Chloe Green and Seth Law; Kris Sauls and Sophia; Jeni-Lee, Heath and Trevor Burnett; Matt and Hunter Crews; Kyle, Jessica, Brayden, Bryce and Brynn Crews; and Cami, Craig and Kinsley Mackey; and Daniel, Andrea, Hanna and Carlie Brockman; children of David Clark.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Freeman Clark who was sheriff of Liberty County, Georgia and mother, Mary Elizabeth Burnley Clark; son-in-law, Tom Crews; son, Lavon Crews; and grandson, Daniel Crews. Siblings were Marvin Flournoy, Ethel Mae, Sarah Elizabeth, Malcolm Washington, Eleanor Louise, Harlow Samuel, Wilton L, and Barbara Ann. He had a special dog named "ZZ".
Shelby was a kind, hardworking man. He loved his family and was always happy to receive a phone call or visit. His long work career included positions with Hav-a-Tampa, Automatic Merchandising, Eli Witt and Martin Marietta. He loved to cook for his family, work with wood and had a great talent for "fixing" things. He took great joy and pride in his workshop and often had the grandchildren with him teaching them how to carve or paint.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.