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James Wesley Clark

March 12, 1963 - December 27, 2021

James “Jimmy” Wesley Clark, 58, of Lynchburg, Va., is finally at rest as of Monday, December 27, 2021. He was the devoted husband of his wife, Irene Beresford Clark.

Jimmy was born on March 12, 1963, in Buena Vista, Va., to the late Raise Loving Clark, Jr. and Virginia Estelle Clark. He gave his life to the Lord at a young age through Jerry Falwell’s bus ministry and has been a faithful member of TRBC with his family.

Known by his family as the “King of Keys”, Jimmy was known for being able to fix anything and everything. He loved to spend time with his family, whether in the mountains or at the beach.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; his three children, James Wesley, Raise Loving, and Isaiah Everest; his mother, Virginia Estelle; and his sisters, Janet Lineberry and Susan Clark.

He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and his BIG love for others.

The family will receive friends today, Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will follow at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Ed Gomes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Thomas Road Outpost, 1 Mountain View Road, Lynchburg, VA, 24515. This is a youth camp that has meant a lot to Jimmy.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Dearest Raise, Our heart breaks for you and your family. We are much in prayer for each of you to feel the peace of God and His healing. Each of you had a tremendous blessing of having this Godly man in your lives. We feel very blessed to have met your dad and to see his tremendous courage and love for his family. We remain in prayer for you and your future plans in your new mission field. We are so proud of you dear friend. We so thank God for bringing you into our hearts and lives. In Christ, Doris and Jamie

Posted by Jamie & Doris Clegg on January 5, 2022

Sending thoughts and prayers to Jimmy's family and friends. Jimmy was kind, thoughtful and loving to all who knew him. He was like a brother to me and we had been close since middle school. He led a good life, demonstrating and inspiring amazing strength, faith and resilience.

Posted by beth groombridge on January 1, 2022

To Irene and your children, I just found out yesterday that Jimmy had passed and wanted to let you know that I'm so sorry for your loss and that I didn't know in time to make it to his service. I knew Jimmy since we were together in elementary school and he was a great friend. I don't know if you remember me or not, but we met you after my wife and I moved to Richmond in 2002, when you still lived here. We met you, Jimmy and your kids at Southpark Mall one day back then and hung out for a while. That was one of the last times I remember seeing Jimmy and I regret that we just kind of lost touch after that. Jimmy had a joy and infectious spirit about him unlike anyone I've ever known, but I'm sure you already knew that. He and I worked and spent a lot of time together the summer after he graduated from high school before he joined the Air Force and I will never forget the fun times we had. Prayers to you and your family, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Charlie Harris on December 31, 2021

I lived across from the Clarkes for a few years. About 3-4 years ago I noticed Jimmy riding a mower up the street. Come to find out he was going to mow a section of the field that bordered our neighborhood. It was something that wasn’t his responsibility but he chose to do. The whole family became our Lynchburg family and I love them dearly. I want to learn to be a mom like Irene. I didn’t have the pleasure to have as much interaction with Jimmy but I have been very blessed to hear stories and see his impact and legacy that he has left. His choice to walk with God has made a lasting impact. After the funeral I have been meditating and praying about certain scriptures. Choose for YOURself who you will serve. As for me I will serve the Lord. That is my prayer. I have been talking with my 8 year old about “what type of person do you want to be” not what you want to do or accomplish but what type of character do you want to be known for. I pray he will choose to make choices like Jimmy made and other dear followers of Christ we know. Thank you Clark family for being you and being in our lives. I hope we can host you in TN some time!!!!

Posted by Bethany Carpenter on December 31, 2021

To Jimmy's Family, we send our Condolences. And we pray for Comfort and Strength for you all to heal from the loss of Jimmy. I met Jimmy once or twice at his Mothers house. I can remember our conversation as if it was yesterday. What a Kind and Wonderfully Spirited Man. GOD BLESS!

Posted by Derryl LaFave on December 31, 2021

Dearest Irene and children,Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jimmy.I have very fond memories of him.He was kind and generous,very thoughtful and a true family man.He suffers no longer and is at peace.Treasure the memories as he will be missed.May God keep him close and bless all of you. Love,Paul

Posted by Paul A Charette on December 30, 2021

I first met Jimmy in Jan 1983 at Langley AFB. We were both new in the Air Force. He was a great friend. I'll miss you my brother. Catch up with you later.

Posted by Dewey Wells on December 29, 2021

I didn’t know him well at all, but I know Jimmy had a kind heart and soul. DLOCMAN will be greatly missed. Praying for his family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 29, 2021

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