Jerry Wayne Clark

Published 11:37 am Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jerry Wayne Clark died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Santa Rosa Hospital in Milton, Fla. He was 62.

Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Edward Pernell Clark and Effie Acree Clark. Mr. Clark served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972 with the rank of sergeant at the time of his discharge. He was a retired insurance salesman and an active member of Wilderness Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy H. Clark of Georgia; two daughters, Stephanie Wade (Brian) of Biloxi and Pam Burleson (Keith) of Brandon; a stepson, Mark Garland (Amanda) of Georgia; seven grandchildren, Ashley Hearn, Kristen Clark, Megan Wade, Colby Burleson, Ryan Burleson, Jada Garland and Tritt Garland; a great-granddaughter, Karlee Elizabeth Kendrick; two sisters, Doris Ivey and Ann Simmons, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Larry Clark of Dentville and Tommy Clark of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Conrad, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be De-wayne Trest, Dan Tipton, David Baggett, Robert Pierce, Glenn Conrad, Lee Brown, Jessie Anderson, Melvin Grantham and Clint Smith.

Ted Clark will be an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Gordon Cotton, 677 Campbell Swamp Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to Wilderness Baptist Church-Gideon’s Fund, 5415 C Gibson Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.