James “Don” D. Clark, Jr.

December 25, 1940 - June 13, 2009
James “Don” D. Clark, Jr.

JAMES D. CLARK, JR. (DON)
Born Dec. 25, 1940 in Warsaw, N. C, to Margaret Minton Clark and J. D. Clark, Sr. passed away in his home on June 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother,, wife JoAnn S. Clark, daughter Cyndie and husband Andrew, granddaughters Kotomi and Chieko Allgauer. Daughter Donna and husband Brian, grandchildren Candace and Clark Spooner. Sister Virgina and husband Samuel Smith. Brothers in law, Bill Stanley and wife Shelba, Joe Stanley and wife Penny. Three nephews, Earl Stanley and family, Kent Smith and family, Robert Smith and family. Niece Ginger Ebert and family. Several aunts, and cousins.

Following his Father and Paternal Grandfather he became a Locomotive Engineer retiring from CSX Transportation in June 2002 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed his retirement years playing golf and traveling.
On May 6, 1974 he accepted Jesus as his Savior. Never met a stranger, made friends everywhere he went, often sharing his time, home, energy, money, and talents as “a jack of all trades“ to those in need. He tried to appear tough, but had a very loving, giving heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Wrightsboro United Methodist Church with pastors Bill Haddock, John Bordeaux and Rick Crocker officiating.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 16, 2009
    Bruce & Lori Bratz says:
    Don was a great neighbor for many years we enjoyed many conversations. I will miss seeing him around. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Joanne and family.

  • June 16, 2009
    Felicia Covil Smith says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family Mr. Clark he leaves behind. I am a High School friend of his daughter, Donna and know that her family will miss him terribly.

  • June 17, 2009
    TERESA HYATT (STILES) says:
    EMPLOYEE (CLERK) WITH CSXT AT DAVIS YARD. YOU'RE IN OUR PRAYERS.

  • June 18, 2009
    Tammy Wallace says:
    I am a long time friend of the Clark family. I just wanted to say that I love you all and will be praying for all of you during this time. "Daddy Don" was awesome!He made some good collard greens too!

  • June 24, 2009
    Jerry and Linda Register says:
    JoAnn and children: We remember going to church together and have many wonderful memories at Ogden Advent Christian Church. Those were good times and I'm so glad I knew Don and you as you were always an inspiration. Even though we haven't see you for a while doesn't mean we have forgotten you. You will be in our prayers.