Joe G. Clark

September 25, 1939February 16, 2021

Joe G. Clark, passed away on February 16, 2021. He was the son of Dewey M. Clark and Kathleen Davis Kelly. Joe along with his wife, Virginia, opened the first “very small” Beauregard’s Restaurant in Freedom Drive Mall in 1974. After 23 years, Joe sold Beauregard’s and with his son Mitch, went into the Mini Storage business. Joe was very blessed to be successful in both businesses. Joe is survived by his son Mitch and his wife, Dee Dee; three granddaughters, Ericka, Olivia and Sydney and five great-grandchildren. Graveside Service 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. Condolences may be shared at


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Janet James

February 26, 2021

My prayers and love to you and your family. You were always so welcoming to us at both Freedom Mall and your later location beside the old bowling alley on Freedom Drive. I’m sure you are in Heaven with Timmy and your wife in heaven. ❤️

John and Ronnie Griffin

February 20, 2021

In the mid 1970's Joe and Virginia gave me a job at a time when I really needed a job.
I worked for the Clark's for 4 years.
Beauregards Deli was their business and was operated as a "family."
They were great to work for/work with.
I met my future wife Ronnie at their deli.
We both loved Joe and Virginia.

Joe's passing saddens our hearts.
He was the best.

Condolences to the family.

Donald Renaldo

February 20, 2021

Please remove the message I just emailed.
I thought Joe was Dee Dee's husband but he was her father-in-law.
This was my error and I would appreciate it if you would please remove it.
Thank you,
Don Renaldo

Donald Renaldo

February 20, 2021

Dee Dee,
I'm so sorry to read about your loss of Joe.
I only met Joe once... probably 10-15 years ago when I saw both of you at Bonefish Grill in Matthews.
You introduced me to Joe and we shook hands and Joe greeted me with a smile from ear to ear.
I always remember when you were the anesthetist with my patients and how "bubbly" and "spunky" you were so after meeting Joe with his smile, I knew the two of you were the perfect pair.
Please take care of yourself and my condolences on your loss.
Don Renaldo

Jim Eudy

February 20, 2021

Joe was a great guy . Enjoyed every moment I spent in his presence. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Still the best Reuben I ever ate.

Sandra Lawing-Huffstickler

February 19, 2021

Mitch, Dee Dee, & all of the children & grandchildren, I will be praying for you all. Joe was one of a kind, and will be dearly missed by so many on the Westside & beyond. When he came to church at Northside Baptist, he sat on the pew beside ours, & I was fortunate to get to talk to him sometimes when the service was over. And when his lovely bride passed, he was very hospitable to me when I came to the house to express my sympathy. He & Mitch had so many pictures out on the table (or maybe it was a pool table?). Pictures of his entire family & Westside friends over the many years. He showed me a pic of him & my dad. He had a lot of great memories & people that cared so much for him & all of the Clark family. I’m sure you know how loved he was & the Westside community is praying for you & thinking of you every day during this sad time. And although it is sad, we know where he is, and we will see him again. I hope that gives you some comfort. Much love from the Lawing & Huffstickler families. ❤️🙏

Tonda Bynum

February 19, 2021

May God comfort Joe’s family during this most difficult time. Joe will be missed by many. He touched so many lives over the years and will be remembered fondly. RIP Mr. Joe Clark!

Brenda Fisher

February 19, 2021

How far back should I go? Joe and Ginner went to Harding High School when I did. One of my favorite memories of Joe at Harding was walking into English class and Joe was asleep wih his head on his desk...The teacher said shhhhh as we came in. When Joe woke up and looked around, he realized the people were not the ones that was in his class. As the years passed I kept in touch with Ginner & Joe and enjoyed Beauregard's food....they were also quick to prepare food trays for me when I ordered them when there was a death of friend or family, always very good and looked good. I was very sad when I heard that Ginner had cancer and she then passed away (Joe called me before she passed and I saw her one last time in the hospital....looking forward to seeing her again in Heaven)....with Joe. Praying for Mitch, Dee Dee and family....all of Joe's extended family and friends. Goodby Joe, until we meet again.

Sheree Griffin

February 19, 2021

Larry and I have so many amazing memories over the years of Joe. What a character with a heart of gold. His whit, his smile, his laugh, his stories, his jokes! Everyone knows the Joe I’m talking about! He loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. We will miss you Joe! Much love and many prayers for Mitch, Dee Dee and your entire family! He adored and cherished you all!
Larry and Sheree Griffin

Judie Walters

February 19, 2021

My heartfelt prayers and condolences goes out to Joe Clark’s family. Joe was a great man and a great friend. Special prayers going out to Joe’s son Mitch Clark and his family. Also Joe’s girlfriend Sandra Smith Williams. She was also an excellent caretaker for Joe. Joe loved everyone and everyone loved him. He will by missed by so many, especially Old Harding High School friends. RIP My friend.