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Edward “Ed” Allen Clark

May 25, 1973 - March 12, 2023

Edward “Ed” Allen Clark, age 49, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Born on May 25, 1973, he was the son of Shirley Clark and the late Robert Allen Clark, Sr. of Keyser, West Virginia.

Surviving is his loving wife and soulmate of 29 years, Jill Bruce Clark; his daughter Briea Clark Martin (Bobby); son, Nathaniel Clark (Zini); four granddaughters, and a grandson who adored him. In addition, surviving family members include three brothers, Bob Clark (Chalai), Bill Clark (Cindi), Jake Clark (Tara), and one sister, Stacy Clark West (Darrick). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews along with a host of family members and friends.

Ed loved spending time with his family and was an avid dog lover. He worked at Sandusky Elementary School in Lynchburg where he was fondly known as Mr. E. He will be sincerely missed by all of the students and staff who loved him.

A funeral will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home located at 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502. The family will receive family and friends, beginning at 4:00 p.m. prior to the funeral. An additional service will be held in Keyser, WV Monday, March 20, 2023 with visitation for the family from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Regular visitation from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home 85 South Main St. Keyser, WV 26726.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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To Jill and her Family, So sorry we can't be there with you today. We loved Ed very much. He was one of a kind. We miss him dearly. Love, Mike and Jean.

Posted by Mike and Jean Bruce on March 18, 2023

I am so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. He was such a kind-hearted person and was so generous and caring with all of the SES staff and students. He always went above and beyond for everyone. He will be missed. I am so thankful to have had his friendship and have worked with him at SES.

Posted by Cindy Capps on March 18, 2023

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Ed’s passing. I worked with him at Sandusky Elementary for many years before retiring.He was always smiling and wonderful to all the children. I know he will be missed.

Posted by Sandy Logan on March 17, 2023

I am so sad and sorry to learn of Ed's passing. He was always kind and lived each day with a smile and a sense of humor. We worked together at Sandusky and became fast friends when we discovered we both grew up in Keyser. When I showed Ed a picture I had taken of where my dad grew up on D street, he grinned and said, "You were standing in my mom's yard to take that picture." I will always remember the twinkle in his eye and laughter when I gave him a Golden Tornado t-shirt, and later a Keyseropoly game. Ed was a happy soul, and he will be missed by many.

Posted by Cindi (Kesecker) Bowen on March 15, 2023

I worked with Ed at Sandusky Elementary. Ed was genuinely kind to everyone. He was a diligent worker. He was funny too!!! He always demonstrated patience and care for both the students and the staff. He was a great person to work with and I will miss him. Praying God’s peace and comfort on his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family.

Posted by Carrie Pierce on March 14, 2023

Our company has delivered milk to Sandusky Elementary School for many years, Ed was ALWAYS very kind and pleasant. So sorry for your loss. Ed will be missed.

Posted by Pet Dairy on March 14, 2023

Jill & family, I'm sending my heartfelt condolences, God please hold this family extra tight. Haven't seen ya'll in years, but Ed was a great & kind man, who loved his family, and always had a smile on his face.

Posted by Gremeka on March 14, 2023

I have only worked with Mr. Ed for a few years, but have been touched by his generosity and kindness. He was truly a role model for all of us. So sad he is no longer with us on Earth, but I know he is with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Colleen Poole on March 13, 2023

My heart is broken for Jill Clark, his family & friends, esp those grandbabies that called Ed "Pap Pap" . Thankful to have known Ed & what special friends we became. RIP Ed. You were loved by many &will be missed by ALL. Such a GREAT person, who is gone way to soon

Posted by Bev Hall on March 13, 2023

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