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Edgar "Eddie" Rufus Clark

Edgar Rufus "Eddie" Clark, Jr., 68, resident of 946 Old Douglas Mill Rd., husband of Joyce Purdy Clark, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC, he was a son of the late Edgar R. Clark, Sr. and Melda McCombs Clark.

Eddie devoted his entire working life to Law Enforcement. He was a former police officer with the Abbeville City Police Dept. and retired from SLED with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division after 25 years of service. Eddie was also a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #3 AFM. He was also quite a sportsman and athlete enjoying hunting and fishing. Eddie was also an avid golfer and standout football and baseball player during his high school years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Eddie will be missed by his loving family and his many friends.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Joyce Purdy Clark of the home; 2 sons, Craig Clark and his wife, Donna, of Abbeville, SC and Trey Marsh and his wife, Whitney, of Lexington, SC; 1 daughter, Ginger Crawford and her husband, Matt, of Abbeville, SC; 1 brother, John Clark and his wife, Mary, of Lake Greenwood; 1 sister, Melinda Gray and her husband, Sandy, of Abbeville, SC; 1 step-daughter, Tracy Willingham of Tucker, Georgia; 3 grandchildren, Joshua and Kaitlin Smith and Cadence Marsh; 3 step-grandchildren, Ally, Ty and Ryan Willingham.

A Celebration of Eddie's life will be conducted Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Wilson officiating with Masonic and Police Honor rites to follow.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM Saturday afternoon prior to services at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be any Law Enforcement attending and Clinton Masonic Lodge #3.

Memorials in memory of Eddie may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the American Cancer Society C/O of Mrs. Conway Shirley PO Box 566 Due West SC 29639.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, June 11, 2011
11:00-12:30 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, June 11, 2011
1:00 PM

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Dear Joyce, Craig & Donna, and family: We were so saddened to hear of Eddie's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you and give you the strength and grace you need in the days ahead. Love to you all.

Scooter & Robbie Brown Jun 15 2011 12:00 AM

I just heard about Eddie's passing and wanted to say to the family, he was a good man. We grew up together at Abbeville High, playing ball, and fishing and doing all the things kids our age would do. We had a great time and i have never forgotten them or Eddie. He will be missed but never forgotten, so long friend.

Al Hitchcock Jun 14 2011 12:00 AM

Craig and Donna, You have been in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you have peace and remember that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle. We are all going to have to take it day by day. Love you both.

Craig and Lisa Wiley Jun 13 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at your time of loss..May GOD ease your pain and heal your hearts..

Billy & Billie New Jun 12 2011 12:00 AM

To Eddie's family, Eddie & I were good friends during our high school years. I was sorry to here of his passing. My prayers are with you during this time. James Marvin 1 Thess 4:13-18

James Marvin Williams Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Roger and Sandy Purdy Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

Craig, Donna and Family,You are in my thoughts and Prayers.

Tracey Simpson Hutto Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Deborah & Claude Sutherland Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our God will give you the peace that you need. We love you in Christ our Savior.

Jack and Lois Taylor Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

Ginger, Craig and family, We are sure to sorry to hear about Eddie's death. You and your familie's will sure have our prayer's and thought's for the days and weeks to come. If there is anything at all we can do please don't hesitate to call us. You know we love you all so much and will be here if you need us. So sorry we won't be able to come but will be thinking of you all.

Cecil & Nancy Ashley Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM

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