OBITUARY: Bro. Jim Clark


Bro. Jim Clark, 76, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Bro. Jim was born December 9, 1946, in Nashville, to the late Willie “Bill” and Myrtle Pope Clark.

He was a graduate of Glencliff High School Class of 1966, and received his bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in 1981. Bro. Jim was a retired United Methodist minister, and he continued to serve as pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Springfield following his retirement.

He was a member of the Coopertown Men’s Club, and he enjoyed watching old war movies, John Wayne movies, and collecting antique cars. Bro. Jim loved sports, especially NASCAR and his Vanderbilt Commodores.

He had a great love for music, playing drums in his younger days, and his favorite rock group was KISS. Bro. Jim had a great love for people, and his life and ministry will continue to live on in the many lives he has touched across the years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Wayne Clark and Jacque Dodd. Bro.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years: Joyce Sloan Clark of Cedar Hill, by his daughter: Lee Ann Arrington of Cedar Hill, by his grandchildren: Elizabeth Arrington and husband Clay Varner, and Zachary Arrington, and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Norton and Zachary Arrington officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Zachary Arrington, Clay Varner, Tim Corbin, Gary Sloan, Allan Corbin, Jon Dodd, Michael Corbin, and Christopher Corbin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Sloan, George Dodd, David Dodd, Eric Wakefield, Trey Horne, Christian Miller, Glenn Dunn, Brian Miller, and Tigger. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Springfield or to a church of your choice in Bro. Jim’s memory.


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