RICH SQUARE, NC – James Conner “Jimmy” Clark, age 64, of Pine Street, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022 at the ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
Jimmy was born on December 11, 1957 to Wayland Earl “Pete” Clark and Margaret Joyce Conner Clark in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He worked extremely hard in caring for his family. He was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need. Jimmy was a dedicated paramedic and was a cornerstone of the EMS community in Eastern NC since the 1970’s. The impact his quality patient care made on this community will live on forever along with the EMS system he helped establish and the paramedics he trained. He worked many years with B&D Repair Shop, fixing farm equipment. In years past, Jimmy enjoyed taking his family to the beach. He cherished his family, especially his grandchildren, who affectionately call him PAPA. Jimmy was a true friend to many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Along with his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a nephew, Cameron Conner Clark.
Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Julie, two daughters, Shannon Clark Hardin and husband David Heath Hardin, and Jamie Clark Hoggard and husband Aaron Justin “AJ” Hoggard both of Conway; two granddaughters, Malaina Clark Hoggard, and Everleigh Rain Hardin; a grandson, Dylan Jameson Hoggard, and a grandson on the way, Brady James Hardin; a brother, Stephen Andrew Clark of White Plains, VA; a “brother” Buddy Robbins; a “sister”, Barbara Collier Hasty and husband Dennis of Conway; two sisters-in-law, Betsy Collier Beatty of Boykins, VA, Betty Jo Gray and husband Milton of Maysville, NC, and Diane Parker Bone; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Wayne Collier and wife Diane of Conway; a niece, Kayleigh Clark of Littleton, NC; two aunts, Cora Clark of Nashville, NC, and Mary Agnes Swanson of Ayden, NC; along with numerous extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC. The family would like to ask everyone to wear mask when approaching the family during the services.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Rich Square Baptist Church, Rich Square, NC, with Rev. John Thompson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Rich Square Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 958, Rich Square, NC, 27869 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Clark family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.