David "Dave" Lee Clark

December 16, 1946 ~ August 23, 2019

Born in: Big Stone Gap, VA
Resided in: Kingsport, TN

David Lee Clark, 72, Kingsport, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Dave was born in Big Stone Gap, VA to the late Palmer and Leola Clark.

Dave Retired from Eastman after 38 years as a Capital Project Coordinator, and then continued to work part time for an additional 10 years. He was a member of Central Church of Christ for the past 10 years. He loved spending time at the lake with his family, especially his grandkids.

Dave was stationed in Germany for a year while serving in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969.

In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by: one brother, Don Clark; and one sister, Wilma Jean Clark.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Gay Clark; two daughters, Alice Stephenson and her husband John, and Betsy Palk and her husband Jonathan; five grandchildren, Caleb, Anna and David Stephenson, and Lucy and Kayleigh Palk; two brothers, Robert Clark and his wife Louise; and Jerry Clark and his wife Wendy; one sister-in-law, Millie Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of their friends and family for the love and support the last few months during Dave’s illnesses.

The family of Dave Clark will receive friends from 4 PM until 6 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Central Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 6 PM with Preacher Tim Hall officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The committal service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central Church of Christ, 2722 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


Visitation: August 26, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Central Church of Christ
2722 E. Oakland Ave.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Funeral Service: August 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Central Church of Christ
2722 E. Oakland Ave.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Committal Service: August 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Washington County Memory Gardens
113 Memory Gardens Dr
Johnson City, TN 37615

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  1. Bill and Linda Beard says:

    Gay, Alice, Betsy and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Dave. An amazing Christian, husband, father, and friend to all. We are out of town and unable to attend the visitation and funeral but praying for you all. Love to you all….

  2. David and Pauline Martin says:

    Gay and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was just a fine man, friend and always cared so much for other people. We hope that your family will be comforted by knowing that others care. We’ll be praying for all of you.

  3. Alvin & Faye says:

    Gay and family Just wanted you know how broken hearted we are to say good bye to our sweet
    Dave, for selfish reasons of course. We know that we will see him again and we are so happy for him. He was a good friend and brother. He was the first man that we happen to meet on our first visit to Central! As new members, he always encouraged us and we have since then been so blessed to know him and you, Gay. Love you!

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