Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA


Virginia Joanne Clark

February 2, 1934September 11, 2019

Mrs. Virginia Joanne Spence Clark, age 85, of Martinsville, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was born in Buena Vista, VA and preceded in death by her parents; Richard Staton and Blanche F. Spence; her beloved husband Melvin L. Clark, Sr.; sons, Rickey L. Clark and Anthony (Tony) R. Clark; brothers, Elwood Spence and Andrew Spence

Mrs. Clark attended Parry McCluer High School. She was a knitter at Bassett-Walker Vanity Fair and thoroughly enjoyed the changing of the seasons, but especially the Christmas season, gardening, attending athletic events, family events, decorating the arch way at the front of her home, sewing, cooking and a strong faith. She loved her job and especially loved helping people. Mrs. Clark is survived by her sons; Melvin L. Clark, Jr. ( Vicki); Kenneth R. Clark (Jennifer), George F. Clark (Andrea); Timothy (Tim) W. Clark (Dianne); daughters, Linda C. France (Barry), Carol C. Darnell (Greg) and brother, Charles Spence.

She has 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren whom she adored. The service will be held Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 4500 Kings Mountain Rd., Collinsville, VA with Minister John Wiederholt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Mausoleum in Martinsville, VA. The family will also be receiving friends at the home of the granddaughter, Elizabeth and Chuck Wotring, 1108 Mulberry Rd., Martinsville, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Pallbearers: Zachary Clark, Nicholas Clark, Jonathan France, Jordan France, Spencer Clark and Benjamin Smith

Honorary Pallbearers: Connor Wotring, Westyn White, Greyson Scott, Jarrod Clark, Ethan Clark, Paxton Smith and Cam Goodnite


  • Zackeary Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan France, Active Pallbearer
  • Jordan France, Active Pallbearer
  • Spencer Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Smith, Active Pallbearer
  • Connor Wotring, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Westyn White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greyson Scott, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jarrod Clark, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ethan Clark, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paxton Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cam Goodnite, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Virginia Joanne Clark

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