Dewey Harold Clark

November 20, 1926September 27, 2013

Dewey Harold Clark, 86, of Lynchburg, died Friday, September 27, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Margaret Shumaker Clark.

Born in Danville, he was the son of the late Walter Hugh Clark and the late Myrtle Simmons Clark. In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Hugh Clark; two sisters, Pearl C. Coffin and Ina C. Phillips and a very special friend, Marie Short.

Dewey was a member of College Hill Baptist Church and a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. While serving his country in the Army during World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project constructing the atom bomb.

He is survived by one son, Michael H. Clark and his wife, Lu Anne, of Climax, N.C.; one brother, Henry Clark and his wife, Mary, of Orlando, FL; two grandsons, Adam Michael Clark and Evan Robert Clark; a special sister-in-law, Gladys Shumaker of Dillwyn and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2013, at College Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Andy Grose officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In life there are many people who have been extremely helpful to Dewey and the family is especially thankful for the Centra Hospice team, Patrice, Katie and Allison.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the College Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1101 Floyd St., Lynchburg, VA 24501.


  • Family will receive friends Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2013

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Kim Mayhew

September 30, 2013

Dewey, I will miss your warm smile and soft voice as you prayed so many times at Church. You will be missed by all. I am praying for your family.

Sherrie Jeffers

September 29, 2013

I loved seeing and talking with you at Thanksgiving for so many years, and enjoyed having you with us for vacation last year. I will miss you so much.

Jackie Jeffers

September 29, 2013

Harold, I will miss you! You have been at every holiday luncheon that I can remember. You were so good to me when I was little and as I have grown up. I really enjoyed spending time with you over the years. I am so glad you got to go to the beach last summer with us. I look forward to seeing you again.
Love, Jackie