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Mr. Jerry Vester Clark , 67 , of Newton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday December 15, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Clark was born on January 9, 1946 in Caldwell County to the late Vester Russell and Edna Brittain Clark. He retired after twenty five years with the United States Postal Service and later was the owner of the Newton Grill . Jerry was also a United States Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, and the Elks Lodge, of Newton.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn McNeely Clark of the home, daughter Carmen Creed and husband Larry of Lakewood Ranch Fl., son Kevin Clark of the home, grandchildren Kelsie Clark of the home, Jessica Childers and husband Gilberto Ramos of Shelby, Ryan Cantrell and Makenzie Cantrell of Lakewood Ranch, Fl., four great grandchildren Sarah Neal of the home, Logan Neal of the home, Ezekiel Andrews and Elijah Andrews of Shelby. Also surviving are sisters Carelene Clark of Drexel, Norma Jean Collins of Jacksonville, NC, and Linda Bolick and husband Ken of Newton, nieces Amy, Lori, and Dreama, nephews Kenny, Jerry, and Alley.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Rev. Kenneth Bryant and Vernon Webb officiating. Military Funeral Honors will be provided by the North Carolina National Guard and Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St. Suite 303 Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

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