Samuel Lewis “S.L.” Clark, 85 of Conetoe, cut his last yard on this side of Heaven on April 15, 2023. S.L. was born in Williamston, NC to the late William Jessie Clark and Willor Bonds Clark on December 24, 1937.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 6 PM to 8 PM at Carlisle Funeral Home. A service will be held the following day, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 11 AM at Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Don Causey officiating. Followed by a graveside memorial at Oak City Cemetery with Pastor James Hutchinson officiating. The family is being received at his son Sid’s home, 2037 NC 42 East, Macclesfield, NC 27852.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Pauline C. Cherry; and brother-in-law John L. Cherry.
He leaves behind his best friend and adoring wife of 60 years, Frances T. Clark; sister, Sallie Mae C. Wobbleton and brother-in-law Bennie; sons, Sammy and wife Angela, Sid and special friend Gina Brown; grandchildren, Shane (Courtney), Payton (Cameron Jackson), Ryleigh, Sophie, Willa, Austin, Jaxey, and Lyla; great-grandchildren, Aubree and Jamie Lynn. He also leaves behind a bonus son, Shawn Morris (Crystal); their sons, Shawn Jr. (Tiffany), Slade, and Seth, as well as a great-grandson, Shawn III. S.L. loved his sons and grandchildren immensely; holding many memories of the lake with his boys and many memories of cutting grass with the grandkids.
S.L. grew up in Martin County, working at Taylors' Dairy Farm. From there he worked at Tarboro Cotton Mill from 1960 til he retired in 2004. During this time working at the Cotton Mill, he started Clarks Lawncare and Landscaping with his sons, and that tradition still continues today. S.L. was a hardworking man, always doing more than what was expected and never wanting any recognition. S.L.’s love for his family and friends will be missed by all of us. He knew no stranger and would always speak to anyone. S.L. was also a devoted 61-year member of Hamilton Church of Christ, where he will also be greatly missed.
The Clark Family would like to thank all of you for the love, prayers, and visits over the last couple of days. We are extremely grateful to all of you.
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