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Joseph Guy Clark

March 6, 1932 — January 9, 2021

Joseph Guy Clark, 88, of Moultrie, transitioned to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 9, 2021, while at home with his family. 

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Wayne Woods, Reverend Scott Toon, Reverend Jimmy Voyles, and special friend Durwood Dominy will officiate.  The following nephews will serve as casketbearers:  Tim Clark, Kirby Clark, Terry Clark, Mark Clark, Glen Clark, and Jason Clark. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and the family requests that all guests wear masks. 

Born March 6, 1932, Joe was the son of the late James Henry Clark and Minnie Lee Studstill Clark.  Mr. Clark was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.  Joe was a well-respected and greatly loved southern gentleman who graciously served people in Colquitt County and throughout the state of Georgia.  He never met a stranger, as he absolutely loved being with people.  He was a lifelong member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, church treasurer, Sunday School teacher, song leader, and softball coach, as well as other leadership positions in the church. In addition, he served as the Baptist Men’s Director and moderator of the Colquitt Baptist Association.  Joe’s outstanding capacity as a leader extended far past church as he was the president of Farm Bureau, state president of Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCOG) and was the Chairman of the Colquitt County Commissioners for thirteen years.  Joe was the president of BVC Distributing, serving the agribusiness community.  Pursuing a joint vision with friends Roy Strange and Dick Traylor, Joe was instrumental in forming the “Hogeye City Merchants” in 1978.  One of Joe’s favorite avenues of service was his tenure at Cobb Funeral Chapel. 

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his infant sons, Guy Clark, Gary Wayne Clark, and Jerry Lynn Clark; brothers Lee Clark, Johnie Clark, and Julian Clark; and sister-in-law Dorothy Barlow Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Yvonne Griffin Clark; daughters, Jo Beth Beard and husband David of Buford, GA, Donna Duncan and husband Jack of Moultrie; son, Brian Clark of Moultrie; grandchildren, Clark Duncan and wife Lisa, Abby Beard, JoDee Clark,  Jana Ogden and husband Parker, Kaley Crosby and husband Jeremy, Staci Williams and husband Tres, and Hunter Clark; great-grandchildren, Sally Clark, Lily Rae Duncan, and Hallie Drew Ogden; sister-in-law, Vera Clark of Moultrie; several special cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1826 Bob Taylor Road, Moultrie, GA 31768, Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes - Attention: Development Division, 3000 Highway 42 N, McDonough, GA 30253, or Colquitt Regional Hospice, P. O. Box 3548, Moultrie, GA 31776. 

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