William Harold (Billy) Clarke

William Harold (Billy) Clarke, 64, of Chipley, Fl passed from this life Saturday June 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 15, 1954, in Richmond, VA to the late Harold Reese Clarke and Virginia Cobb Booth. William has been a resident of Chipley, Fla., for three years. He moved here from Palatka, FL. He worked at Florida Furniture for 24 years, and retired from Georgia Pacific after 14 years. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Clarke; mother, Virginia Booth; and brother, Wesley Christopher Clarke. 

Survivors include his wife, Anita Pippin Clarke; son, William Christopher Clarke and wife, Jessica, of Ocala, Fl; son, Kenneth Wayne Clarke of Palatka, FL; stepson, Caleb Pettis, and wife, Leah, of Chipley, FL; stepson, Cody Pettis, and wife, Emily, of Chipley, FL; one brother, James Michael Clarke, and wife, Beth, of Whitestone, VA; one sister, Machelle Clarke of Atlanta, Ga.; step-mother, Sarah Clarke, of Palm Coast, FL; and four granddaughters, Claire Clarke, Braelyn Pettis, EllieAnn Pettis, and Gracie Pettis. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home in Chipley, FL. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and services are 11 a.m. 

Interment will follow at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Chipley, FL.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.

Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

Palatka Daily News

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