William F. Clark Sr., 77, passed away suddenly Monday morning, February 10, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.
A native of Waycross, he retired from the United States Air Force as Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. During his military career, he received many decorations and medals including Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 15 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Expeditionary Medal Korea, Vietnam Service Medal with 16 stars, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 2/ 1 V Device, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Device, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and Air Force Commendation Medal. After his military service, he received his associates degree and retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail handler. He was a devoted husband, father and loving grandfather who attended Sweat Memorial Baptist Church in Waycross.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Clark and Jessie Harper Clark Crawford; one grandson, Kyle Anthony Shepard and one sister, Millie Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Mobley Clark, Blackshear; one daughter, Stephanie Janette Clark Shepard (Brett), Jacksonville, FL; one son, William F. Clark Jr. (Pam), Waycross; three step-children, Ron Batten (Lisa), Dee Treadwell (Blake) and Shannon Batten, all of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Erica, Alex and Lance Treadwell, Lexie, Bailey and Brooke Batten and Jase Batten; one brother, Ed Clark (Linda), Belton, SC; sister-in-law, Betty Barber and several other family members.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, from the Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
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Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.