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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Leonard Lee "Junie" Clarke, Jr.

October 26, 1938August 13, 2019

Leonard Lee “Junie” Clarke, Jr., 80, of Henrico passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Elizabeth Snead and Leonard Lee Clarke; son, Leonard Lee “Beau” Clarke; grandson, Nayson Emani; and brothers, Francis Willard “Billy” Corson and Thomas Wayne Corson. He was retired from Reynolds Aluminum and was a member of Kentwood Heights Baptist Church. He loved restoring antique cars, riding his Harley, going to car shows and spending time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis G. Clarke; children, Wanda Fay Emani, Michelle Cottrell, Lisa Clarke Groome, Richard Lee Clarke and step-son, Tony Crawford; grandchildren, Joshua Cottrell, Nicholas Cottrell, Naeda Gustard, Landon Lee Craig, Tiffany Groome and Stephen Crawford; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Kenny Ray Corson and Betty Lou Vadon; two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231 where services will be held Saturday, August 17, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA or your local animal shelter. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Elizabeth Snead and Leonard Lee Clarke; son, Leonard Lee “Beau” Clarke; grandson, Nayson Emani; and brothers, Francis Willard “Billy” Corson and Thomas Wayne Corson. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis G. Clarke; children, Wanda Fay Emani, Michelle Cottrell, Lisa Clarke Groome, Richard Lee Clarke and step-son, Tony Crawford; grandchildren, Joshua Cottrell, Nicholas Cottrell, Naeda Gustard, Landon Lee Craig, Tiffany Groome and Stephen Crawford; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Kenny Ray Corson and Betty Lou Vadon; two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Tom Baugh

August 15, 2019

Phyllis and family,
So sorry to hear about Junie's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY