John "Frank" Franklin Clark, Jr

October 4, 1938 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 83)


John “Frank” Franklin Clark, Jr. 83, of York, SC passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021 peacefully at his home and surrounded by his loving family.

The family will receive friends from 11-12:30 PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Central Baptist Church in York, SC and other times at the daughter's home. The funeral service will begin at 1PM at the church with Pastor Will Cofield officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Frank was born on October 4, 1938 in Cheraw, SC. He was the son of the late John “Johnny” Franklin Clark, Sr. and Edna Cabinass Clark and was the widower of Patricia “Patsy” Summerlin. Frank was a member of Central Baptist Church and retired as shop manager of AME in Fort Mill, SC. He was a Master Mason of Philanthropic Lodge 32, two times a past Master, member of York County Crescent Shrine Club, Great Falls Shrine Club, and served 22 years in the Army National Guard. He was a proud member of the Honor Guard in Rock Hill, SC, a devoted husband, and loving father, brother and friend to many.

Frank is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Ghant Clark, daughter, Vivian Hicks and her husband, Jim, step-children, Terri Good (Gary), Russell Illenz, Jody Illenz (Sandy), grandson, Allan Bolin and his wife Kayllie,  their daughter Ella Kate, and daughter on the way, Blaire, seven step-grandchildren: Gary, Jake, Brianna, Tiffany, Wesley, Joseph, and Kaitlyn; and sisters, Ann Clark Hogue (Harry), and Sarah Clark Lineberger (Tony).

In memory of John F. Clark, Jr “Frank”, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 110 Ross Canon St. York, SC 29745.

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Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Central Baptist Church in York (SC)

October 30, 2021

11:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Central Baptist Church in York (SC)

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