Lonnie Gray Clark, Sr., age 75, formerly of Eden, NC, and more recently of Charlotte, passed away on Friday January 1, 2021, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Eden, with Dr. Ted Dougherty and Dr. Russ Dean officiating. He will lie in repose on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service will be live streamed on Fair Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend.
Lonnie was born January 29, 1945, in Leaksville, NC, to the late Elvie Gray Clark and Bessie Gauldin Clark. He was a graduate of Morehead High School class of 1963, He retired from E. I. DuPont in Martinsville, Virginia from the Chemical Lab department. Lonnie also was a certified EMT and Firefighter for E.I. DuPont. He later worked at the Rockingham County School System. Lonnie was a member at the First Baptist Church in Eden and most recently attending Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. He enjoyed washing his car and making Brunswick stew with his son Gray. Lonnie was an avid Carolina sports fan and NASCAR fan.
He was preceded in death by his son, Chadwick Sterling Clark; sister, Nadine Clark Woodson and brother, William Larry Clark.
Surviving is wife of 53 years, Betty Crutchfield Clark of Charlotte; son, Lonnie Gray Clark, Jr. and wife Elisa Dougherty Clark of Charlotte; granddaughters, Cathryn Virginia Clark, Elisabeth Gray Clark of Charlotte and Kately Grayce Clark of Summerfield, NC.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Park Road Baptist Church at 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 (704-523-5717).
Online Condolences may be offered at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Betty, so sorry to hear of the passing of Lonnie.
I well remember he and family, Larry and Nadine. We grew up in the same neighborhood and Nadine was my best friend growing up.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Robert and Gladys
Gladys Tucker DeHart
So sorry about Lonnie. I have so many good memories of playing with Lonnie and Larry, roaming the hills, woods, playing in the creek and playing ball. We still call their home place "The Clark House". May God give you comfort and peace.
Betty Vernon Tate
So sorry to learn of his passing. He was always the same, kind, humbled, family man. Prayers for his family during this time of loss.
Betty and family, Richard and I were sorry to hear of Lonnie’s passing. He was such a sweet person and always had a smile for everyone. Our prayers are with you all
Morehead Class of 1963 sends its sincere sympathy to Lonnie’s family. We will miss him at our reunions.
God bless you.
Dian Cook Lovell
Betty...I am so sorry to hear about Lonnie's passing...he was one super nice man...you are in my prayers
So sorry for your loss...I know that he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.
Betty, I'm so sorry to learn of Lonnie's passing. My prayers are with you and all your family.
Blessing on the Clark Family. Cherish the many memories. I will have to try some Brunswick Stew at some point when I visit NC in Honor of Lonnie
Betty and Gray, I am so sorry to hear the news about Lonnie. He was a great husband, father and friend to many. May the love of God protect you during your grief. Betty, I am glad that you live near Gray so that he and his family can care for you. I miss you all. Love you all. Prayers for guidance and wisdom in the coming days. Love, Glenda
I will miss Lonnie. He was a pillar of strength for me from the time I was a child, living across the street from the Clark family. Betty and Gray, please accept my sincere sympathy. My sense of loss is great. Yours must be so much greater. I love you.
Dear Betty Clark & Family, Sorry To Hear Of Mr. Lonnie G. Clark, I Always Enjoyed Talking To Lonnie About Things In General. I Still Miss Chad Too & Think About, All The Great Things He Achieved!! I Am In My Forty’s Now, Life Is Too Short Here On Earth!! There Are Many Times, That You Feel So Alone, Feel Like Nobody Cares!! It Bothers Me,That Things Can Happen To Us!! Like Cancer, Heart Attack, Car Accident Etc. I Believe In Prayer & I Believe In Gods Word, The Holy Bible!! My Favorite Verse Of Scripture Is John 3:16 May God Give You Comfort, Peace, Strength In This Difficult Time!!
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