Clark, Benton Lee -
Manchester - On March 14th, 2017 Mr. Benton Lee Clark, age 70 of Tullahoma, entered into rest with his family by his side. Benton was born on October 22, 1946 in Manchester, Tennessee. He grew up on the family farm near Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tennessee and Tennessee Technological University in Cookville, Tennessee. Benton began his career as the principle of Center Grove School and taught many of our neighbors as a teacher at both Center Grove and Rock Creek Elementary. He worked in Sales and engineering for 35 years at Schemiede Corporation in Tullahoma and recently retired. He cherished and missed the friends he worked with for so many years. He wasn’t very good at being retired. He also raised beef cattle and row crops and always kept a garden. He loved cutting wood with his lifelong neighbor and friend George Hice. He could fix nearly anything and got great joy out of helping his friends and family. Benton was first and foremost a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He was an excellent family man.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Elois Clark; sister Elwanda Partin; brothers Douglas Clark and Phillip Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Virginia Louise Spraggins Clark; sons Chad Clark and his wife Anna, Heath Clark and his wife Becky and Patrick Clark and his wife Sarah Beth; grandchildren Maddie Clark, Benton Clark, Tucker Clark, William Clark, Gibbs Clark and Milly Clark; brothers Houston Kenneth Clark and Duane Franklin Clark; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to the dedicated doctors and staff of Hospice Compassus, Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, Vanderbilt Medical Center and the wonderful V.M.C. valet parking attendants.
The family will receive friends Thursday March 16th, 2017 from Five O’clock in the evening until Eight O’clock in the evening at Tullahoma Funeral Home. The funeral Service will be held Friday March 17th, 2017 at Eleven O’clock in the morning with Brother David Wall Officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Clark Family.
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