Melvin Clark

Obituary of Melvin F. Clark

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

Nat King Cole

Melvin Frank Clark was born in a little house in sleepy town in North Carolina on July 23, 1945, and fell asleep in death on July 22, 2019. His parents were Scott and Ada-Jane Clark (both deceased). Although his final years were spent in Virginia, Melvin lived most of his adult life in Boston Massachusetts, having come with his parents and older brother James, as a toddler.

Melvin was a bright, high-spirited, and charming boy with penchant for mischief. Anyone, who looked into those sparkling, hazel eyes, and that enchanting grin, knew Ada was gonna have her hands full.

As a very young man, Melvin met and married Janice Hill with whom he had two boys, Melvin and Jeffery. He later mat and married Pam Connor, and they had two boys together-Joel and Jason. Though unable to express it, he thought his four sons to be the foremost blessings of his life.

Melvin's diverse interests, talent and accolades would surprise most who didn't know him. Melvin broadened his horizons by traveling throughout Europe as a youngster, and proudly sped his Italian racing bike around town, way before it became trendy. He honed his culinary skills under the tutelarge of two, world-reowned, celebrity chefs, becoming one in his own right, and later years, his son Jason worked alongside him. He fancied himself an intellectual, was an active member of a book club, and regular teed off with his Franklin Park golf buddies.

Later he resided in Virginia where he lived the remainder of his life just a few doors down from his beloved mother, Ada who was always the constant in his life. Her loyaltysubstained him and he relied on it until the day she died.

He leaves to cherish his memory; four sons, Melvin Clark, Jr. and his wife, (Jennifer); Jeffery Clark and his wife, (Simone), their Children; Gabriel and Sylvie; Joel Conner (deceased) wife, Takary Young-Connor, their children; Evan, Elijah and Ethan; Jason Connorand his wife, (Lachelle McKinley-Connor; their children, Clayton, Jeremiah and Julian.

Melvin's family look forward to the time when he will have another chance at life in the resurrection, this time without pain, without regret, without sadness. ( Acts 24:15)

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Monday
29
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, July 29, 2019
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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Final Resting Place

Tearwallet Baptist Church Cemetery
1847 Anderson Highway
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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