OBITUARY

Jerry Mitchell Clark

March 26, 1946September 30, 2020
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Services for Jerry Mitchell Clark, 74, of Diboll, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020 in the First United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Joe Stanley officiating. Interment will follow in the Narrow Way Cemetery.

Jerry was born March 26, 1946 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Fannie Mae (Hollis) and Wilson Clark. He passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in a Lufkin hospital.

Jerry was a loving husband and brother. He was a faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church of Lufkin. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Diboll and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Clark of Diboll; sister, Mary Cobb of Diboll; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Billie Jean Weese; and brother, Kenneth Ray Clark.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Clark, Wife
  • Mary Cobb, Sister
  • Jerry was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.


    He was preceded in death by his parents, Fannie Mae (Hollis) and Wilson Clark; sister, Billie Jean Weese; and brother, Kenneth Ray Clark.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 5, 2020

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Atmar Lester

October 6, 2020

Mary, so sorry for your loss. I always thought the world of Jerry. I never ran into him somewhere without I'm lifting you up daily in prayer Jerry stopping to visit. Please know I am lifting you up daily in prayer. Love in Christ, Atmar

David n Judy Scarborough

October 4, 2020

Jerry was one of the nicest guy you could ever know,always had a big smile and he was a talker,was always there to help .hated the sad news he had passed.
Condolences to all of his family.

Patsy Jackson

October 4, 2020

As mentioned Jerry had "THAT SMILE" It was priceless. I will miss seeing him around Diboll. He always had something funny to say about Mary the love of his life. He made me laugh. May the God who created all things comfort you Mary and the family during this most difficult time.

mary cobb

October 4, 2020

Tonya McCoy

October 4, 2020

Jerry’s laugh and love of life made him so much fun to be around. He will be missed by EVERYONE that knew him.

My childhood Saturday nights would not have been the same without him and Mary Alice coming over to our house so Jerry, George and Daddy (Sometimes with Gaylon and Troy) could play cards and mainly shoot the bull while me and Mama and Mary Alice watched “Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island” . . .

Jerry always brought joy. I can still hear them in there cutting up and my daddy’s laugh at the things Jerry would talk about. What sweet memories! They have now all passed away and they all put their trust in our savior Jesus Christ. So their joy is complete. Praise God!

We will always remember Jerry Mitchell but have blessed assurance that if we also have Jesus as our LORD that we will see Jerry again and what a glorious day it will be.

Sheila Pangburn Mcveigh

October 4, 2020

Uncle Jerry and Aunt Mary always helped out family in need. I lived with them in my later teenage years and They helped shape me to the person I am today. Uncle Jerry showed me how to work hard, laugh often and love everyone. When I got home from school and UJ had come home from work, we picked on each other until Aunt Mary came home. He always had a little Debbie snack and coke. He often appeared out of nowhere and said, “boo”. I always jumped. I never was able to get him back. That was Uncle Jerry, the ageless kid at heart. Whenever I heard a new joke, he was the one I couldn’t wait to tell.
One Halloween I had a date knock at the door. Uncle Jerry answered and said, “Aren’t you too big to be trick or treating?” The guy was quite tall and when I returned from the date, there was a step stool in front of the door. I knew UJ did it so I could reach to kiss the date. But it wasn’t a very good one and when we got to the door, the guy asked why there was a stool there. I quickly pushed it away and went in. Uncle Jerry was in his recliner cracking up. I had to laugh too because he got me again!

Louise Evans

October 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Clark's death. God bless you

Brenda Russell

October 4, 2020

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. You both are just sweet people but I know your pain. All I can say is that time is the only answer. God bless your family.
Prayers for all of you. Brenda

Barbara Rains-Hollingsworth

October 3, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy, Jerry was such a sweet person. Some of my best memories are of my years in grammar and junior high with Jerry. My family moved from Diboll during the middle of the tenth grade, and I missed growing up with the rest of our Diboll gang. He will be missed, God bless you all.

Kenneth Pangburn

October 3, 2020

Lots of memories, lots of memories! From vacations to hunting, fishing and many other memories! Such a great friend, and brother-in-law!
One is "Donald Duck" - Jerry could sound just like Donald Duck!
He always teased the nieces about "it snowing outside", sometimes done in his "Donald Duck" voice.
Thank you Jerry for all the memories!
We were big buddies and I will miss you tremendously!
Jesus was ready for Jerry and He is ready for me too!
Love you Jerry!

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