James “Jim” Clark

Jul 31st, 1950 - Dec 31st, 2014

Service:

Clark Family Home

Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2015 12pm-2pm

James “Jim” Clark

Carterville-James “Jim” Kenneth Clark, 64, passed away at 6:14pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home.

Jim was born on July 31, 1950 in Flint, MI to Donald and Imogene (Tedford) Clark.  He married Kay Helwig on February 22, 1969 in Flint, MI.  She survives of Carterville.

Jim enjoyed country music and was musically inclined and knowledgeable about all instruments.  He played lead guitar for The Dreamers of Marion and Whiskey River of Harrisburg.  Jim was especially creative and imaginative and enjoyed fishing and constructing model cars, especially late model muscle cars. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Father-Donald Clark of Harrisburg

Wife-Kay Clark of Carterville

Daughters:

Shannon Farley (Earl) of Marion

Michelle Reidy (Steve) of Indianapolis, IN
Christy Brown (Chris) of Herrin

Five grandchildren

One great grandchild

Siblings:

Bob Clark of Lapeer, MI

John & Teri Clark of MI

Patricia & Clark Horton of Harrisburg

Barbara & Larry Maurer of Harrisburg

Judy & Homer Coleman of Harrisburg

Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews

He was preceded in death by his mother and brothers, Roger Clark and Gary Clark.

It was Jim’s wishes to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at the family’s home, 1830 Walnut Grove, Harrisburg on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 12pm-2pm.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

16 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Teena Clark Kendrick

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    RIP Jimmy… My thoughts and prayers are with you Kay and the girls always also the grandchildren too… I send my love to all of you…

  • Guest: john clark &family

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Jim…You were one of my hero growing up. now, that I cant talk to you in the mornings as we did, only reflects deeper hurt you are gone.
    as we all must stand strong and except you are not here physically, your presents is comforting and reassuring’……..you no longer are in pain…..
    your talents of music,has laid a presents on many people and i am assured, will always be remembered.
    You will not ever be forgotten..

    Go rest high brother, go rest high……..love ya Bro!!!!!!!

  • Guest: Larry @ Lori Morse

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Jim it was a nice talk we had and im so glad i got to hear your voice one last time so when your up there give all of our family a big hug and we will be up there to see you and play some good old music one day.Kay and the kids we love you and hope the best for you in this sad time

  • Guest: Glen and Cindy Stokich

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    We are sorry for your loss wanted to let the family know we are thinking of you

  • Guest: Terry Morse

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    R.I.P. Jim. Tell all the family hello in Heaven. I’m praying for everyone.

  • Guest: gary wayne clark jr.

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    I love you uncle jim! You will be missed but never forgotten you and your music will be I. Our hearts forever!

  • Guest: Angela Omohundro

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Love you Jim.

  • Guest: Cliff Clark

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    My beloved cousin… I will always love you. You were the very first one that made this little handicapped boy feel like a real person. You carried me on your shoulders and I felt like a King. You gave me a love for music that will never die. You caused me to love speed and fast cars and dragracing. I think of you almost every time I watch a race. Your family has meant the world to me. You, like your father, and your brothers, always sought for the best and for mastery in whatever you are doing. You taught me to seek the best. I asked me in my life seeking to do God’s will and to make heaven my home. It will not be too many years from now when getting to see you again will be one of my rewards. I love you Jim Clark. I’ll see you soon. Cousin Cliffie

  • Guest: Sandy Clark

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Jim will remain in our hearts forever. I say a prayer now for comfort and strength to Kay and the girls and all the family. May God bless you all.

  • Guest: Commander Glen And Laura Taylor

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Our deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends from us and the American Legion Post 147. He was always friendly and a joy to talk to. We truly will miss listening to him playing music.

    Commander Glen and Laura Taylor

  • Guest: Sue Clark McDermott

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Tom and I are sending our Love to You, Kay and the girls. We will miss you dearly.

  • Guest: Ashley erb

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    You will be forever missed! Love you uncle Jim! I’m so greatful I got the pleasure of meeting you!

  • Guest: Robert Clark

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Jim, it meant so much for every one to help me come and be with you the last few good days you had.I will never forget you showing me to play the guitar, then handing me the guitar then telling me he put the music in the guitar and now it was up to me to get it out. This is something that is hard for me to type but is something that i will hold in my mind and heart. I love you brother, and when it’s my time I will see you again and we will play music once again. I love you. Love your brother-Bob.

  • Guest: Robbie and Tara Hadley

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    Date: January 3, 2015

    Rip uncle Jim…..

    Feel blessed to have had you as my uncle.
    I’m sure Heaven sounds a whole lot better ..
    For ever in our hearts. .
    Prayers to everyone

  • Guest: Greg Lambert

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    Date: January 4, 2015

    One of the best musicians in southern Illinois and a great friend. Jim will always be in my memory and will be missed by all.

  • Guest: Charles Bramlet

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    Date: January 4, 2015

    Jim ,we played a lot of country and rock n roll music together in Whiskey River Band , had the best of times together on stage and at the after the party parties at one or the other band mates houses . Many wonderful memories has poured into my mind lately of that and our friendship through the years . The best memory will always be the last time we spent together at your and Kay’s apartment just weeks ago as you told me of your Salvation experience and then we had one more jam session on guitars and singing gospel songs of Faith . I am so thankful of this opportunity that presented itself that day , I was off work and you were feeling pretty good and very glad of the conversation we had together . Rest in peace I will see you again when the Lord calls me Home and what a reunion we will have .