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Sampson D Clark

Master Sergeant Sampson D. Clark
American Hero

Sampson Clark passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the age of 89.
He was born February 22nd 1932, in Americus, Georgia to Chester and Annie Mae Clark. Preceded in death by his eldest son Donald P. Clark. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Julie Marie Clark, his children Michael Clark, Brenda Cohen (Bobby), Jacqueline Greenhill (LC), David Clark and his grandchildren, Sherra Howard, Shawn Clark, Ebony Cohen-Taylor, Chantel Cohen and Aaron Cunningham, and seven great-grandchildren.
Master Sergeant Clark was a decorated veteran of over 32 years in the United States Army. Serving multiple tours in Vietnam and Korea, Sampson was awarded the Purple Heart and The Bronze Star for Valor. An honor graduate of US Army Ranger School and multiple phase training at The Presidio of San Francisco, Sampson served as a Ranger School Instructor at Eglin Air Force Base for eight years. He completed his service to the country while serving as First Sergeant in Nurnberg, Germany.
A graduate of Austin Peay State University, Sampson retired in Clarksville and continued to serve his community through civic and church activities.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 31st, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation will be Monday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 at Hooker’s Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hooker’s Funeral Home, 723 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; 931-645-6435.


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I loved this man. 101st best and saved a lot of people including me. John A. Stubbs. Dingo Dogs 502- 3rd platoon.

John A. Stubbs Dec 15 2021 7:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sampson Clark

Regina Webb Sep 9 2021 8:32 AM

Thank you for all you have done to make the world a better place (RIP)

Gregory Norfus Sep 1 2021 1:55 PM

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David Clark Aug 28 2021 5:40 PM

Dearest Clark Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, and we are praying that God continues to meet your needs and the desires of your hearts. We mourn the passing and rejoice in the life of a great man, Sam Clark.

1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Respectfully and with Christian love and kindness,
The Hargrow-Lightner Families

P.S. I couldn\'t find any pictures of Mr. Clark, but I found two of Mrs. Clark. I apologies for the duplication in the upload.

Cynthia Hargrow Lightner Aug 28 2021 9:31 AM

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Cynthia Hargrow Lightner Aug 28 2021 9:27 AM